Sustainability Issue #3 August 2011

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Sustainable fishing all over the world supports the thesis of environmental economists that natural selection favours cooperation. Read more »

How good is it to protect rain forests in Ecuador by means of money paid to the country by the world community for not exploiting the oil in the ground beneath these? Read more »

...one of the seven fields of research which Formas has highlighted as especially relevant for future environmental research in Sweden. Read more »

Mille Milnert: "All research of good quality yields new knowledge of the human condition and enriches our knowledge and is therefore beneficial in some sense." Read more »

Trade in emission rights was a key element in the Kyoto Protocol, while historical responsibility was being despatched to the scrapheap of climate policy failures. Read more »

Education can get pupils to understand the relationships by examining how different kinds of value judgments and norms in society influence the way we understand the world and act. Read more »

The whole of Sweden must prosper. For growth and development, entrepreneurship in the broad sense is one of the decisive factors. Read more »

Nuclear disaster in Japan, global warming that threatens humanity's survival, oil that is about to run out. In order that we may cope with these global challenges, it is essential that all groups in society make a contribution. Read more »

Fisheries administration, especially in the EU, is a failure, with top-down control of fishing and quotas that are determined on the basis of short-sighted political considerations. Read more »

Many decisions have been made concerning the Baltic Sea environment. Many international discharge targets have been set up to counteract eutrophication. Read more »

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Sustainability August 2011

Focus presentation

Society's driving forces and the environment Young people are the politicians, researchers and company executives of the future. How do the young cope with knowledge of the global problems on a psychological...

Focus articles

Broad front against environmental problems Environmental problems demand research in many disciplines. 30-40 years ago, environmental research in general was associated, above all, with natural scientific dis... Conversations on Land As world population grows and increasing numbers of people become part of a global consumer society, competition also increases over available land surfaces. Land us... Homo Economicus conquered The economic human cared only about his own best. Today, it is more a matter of examining the complex human behaviours which make cooperation possible. Experiences a... Cooperation on fishing produces added value Fisheries administration, especially in the EU, is a failure, with top-down control of fishing and quotas that are determined on the basis of short-sighted political... Young people's attitudes regarding the climate Nuclear disaster in Japan, global warming that threatens humanity's survival, oil that is about to run out. In order that we may cope with these global challenges, i... Talk about society Preferably environmentally friendly consumers. But also socially aware citizens. Cecilia Lundholm, Associate Professor at the Department of Education and Didactics a... Central and local accountability Many decisions have been made concerning the Baltic Sea environment. Many international discharge targets have been set up to counteract eutrophication. But this is ... Who gets what when and how? Trade in emission rights was a key element in the Kyoto Protocol, while historical responsibility was being despatched to the scrapheap of climate policy failures. H... Multidimensional entrepreneurship The whole of Sweden must prosper. For growth and development, entrepreneurship in the broad sense is one of the decisive factors. In municipalities in rural and spar...

The Interview

A broad understanding for research Mille Milnert, the new Director General of the Swedish Research Council misses the long term view in the Swedish research system. Researchers are forced to concentra...

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Damage is more serious when chemical control is used Growers of white cabbage in Nicaragua who make use of chemical control against the diamondback moth can suffer more serious insect damage than the organic growers. A... Human and dog Dogs have a great influence on humans. Understanding of the emotional bond between dog and human is important for the way we decide to treat our dogs. The everyday i... Twin beam improves the dolphin's echolode Dolphins and porpoises make use of echo location to find fish and to orientate themselves in their surroundings. By emitting high frequency clicks, the dolphin can d... Platicised plastics leach toxins Many plastics products contain dangerous chemicals that can leach toxic substances into the environment. It is soft and semi-soft products made of plasticised PVC or... Heavy metals in nature Climate changes affect the flows, exposure and the risks associated with heavy metals in nature. This is studied in a doctoral thesis at Kalmar University College/Li... Dangerous for bumblebees in Skåne There is a risk that some species of bumblebee will not survive in the flat landscape of Skåne in the south of Sweden. According to a new thesis from Lund Universit... Groundhoppers point to environmental changes Evolution is considered to be a slow process that requires hundreds of generations, and species that do not manage to adapt to new conditions are therefore at risk o... Tax can protect fisheries in Africa Optimal taxation of foreign fishing in Africa protects stocks and domestic fisheries. The coastal states in Africa can seldom make use of the whole of their fishing ... Contaminated esker water is removed Residues of herbicides can contaminate drinking water in eskers over a very long time, but countermeasures can be taken. This is shown by calculation models presente... Sea organisms have eternal life Animals that reproduce asexually have exceptionally good health and can delay aging. Researchers at Göteborg University have shown that colony forming sea squirts ca... Growing seal stocks damage gear Irrespective of whether it is a matter of salmon, whitefish, herring or cod, seals and fishermen compete for the catch. Most are agreed that making fishing gear safe...

In brief

Focus on the great environmental challenges Formas has identified seven areas that are particularly relevant for future Swedish environmental research: Biodiversity, Effective and sustainable use of natural re... Stefan Jarl's film Submission The Cancer and Allergy Fund has conferred the 2011 Environmental Medicine Prize on Stefan Jarl for his film Submission. Formas gave the film financial support.

Results from research

To Create Environmental Values How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... The territories of consumption How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... Pharmaceutical residues – a challenge for the future How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma... Health is to be found in fruit and berries How did the research turn out? What were the findings? Researchers themselves report briefly on the research they have undertaken with funding support from the Forma...

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