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Gunnarsson-Östling, UlrikaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3101-5902
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Fauré, E., Finnveden, G. & Gunnarsson-Östling, U. (2019). Four low-carbon futures for a Swedish society beyond GDP growth. Journal of Cleaner Production, 236, Article ID UNSP 117595.
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 236, article id UNSP 117595Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper describes how different backcasting scenarios for developments beyond traditional GDP growth 2050, in Sweden may fulfil a climate goal corresponding to keeping global warming to a maximum 1.5 degrees C with 50% likelihood. This corresponds to a 92% decrease of greenhouse gas emissions from Swedish consumption from today's level. The four scenarios illustrate different strategies: 1) collaborative economy, 2) local self-sufficiency, 3) automation for quality of life and 4) circular economy in the welfare state. The aim is to further hone and quantify the scenario narratives with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions occurring as a result of Swedish consumption, both private and public. The results show that the climate target can be met in all scenarios but this requires radical sector-specific as well as general changes, including decarbonisation, technology development, increased efficiencies, innovative practices and reduced demand. The mix of these strategies varies for different sectors and different scenarios, but all are needed to reach the climate goals. As we assume that Sweden is fossil-free 2050, particular areas of attention are diets, travel, emission intensities in other countries and the level of imports. Potential implications for other environmental goals, land use and biodiversity as well as the potential magnitude of negative emissions technologies, although uncertain and limited, that could offset some additional greenhouse gas emissions are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-260155 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.07.070 (DOI)000483414000105 ()2-s2.0-85069702281 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20191001

Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Svenfelt, Å., Alfredsson, E., Bradley, K., Fauré, E., Finnveden, G., Fuehrer, P., . . . Ohlund, E. (2019). Scenarios for sustainable futures beyond GDP growth 2050. Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 111, 1-14
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2019 (English)In: Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies, ISSN 0016-3287, E-ISSN 1873-6378, Vol. 111, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of continued economic growth is increasingly questioned and critically analysed on the basis of its potential negative sustainability impact. Along with the critique, visions and strategies for alternative systems need also be brought onto the agenda. The aim of this paper is to present the qualitative content of scenarios that explore sustainability strategies for the Swedish society when economic growth is not seen as an end in itself, and instead the objective is other values/targets that society might wish to achieve. Multi-target backcasting scenarios are developed that illustrate future states in which four sustainability targets (climate, land use, participation, and resource security) are to be attained. The focus of these four scenarios is: 1) a Collaborative economy, 2) Local self-sufficiency, 3) Automation for quality of life, and 4) Circular economy in the welfare state. In the paper, we also present the process of the development of the scenarios, and feedback from stakeholders. Although the focus is on Sweden, the process and scenarios may also be relevant for other similar countries. The scenarios are discussed in terms of their relevance and their purpose, the fulfilment of the sustainability targets, and the multi-target approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019
Keywords
Multi-target, Sustainability targets, Backcasting, Scenarios, Beyond growth
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-257561 (URN)10.1016/j.futures.2019.05.001 (DOI)000478703800001 ()2-s2.0-85066049333 (Scopus ID)
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QC 20190925

Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved
Balfors, B., Eriksson, L., Gunnarsson-Östling, U., Isaksson, K., Lundberg, K. & Robinson, T. (2019). Strategisk miljöbedömning för nationell transportplanering med fokus på inriktningsunderlaget. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport utgör ett inspel till Trafikverket i en analys om hur strategisk miljöbedömning kan användas i den statliga transportplaneringens tidiga skeden med fokus på inriktningsunderlaget. Rapporten är framtaget inom projektet ”TRAMP- Är långsiktig transportplanering och miljöbedömning kompatibla processer?” som är ett forsknings- och innovationsprojekt (FoI), finansierat av Trafikverket under perioden 2017 - 2019. Deltagande forskare i projektet är Berit Balfors och Ulrika Gunnarsson-Östling, KTH, Kristina Lundberg och Tobias Robinson, Ecoloop, Karolina Isaksson och Linnea Eriksson, VTI.

FoI-projektet har planerats för att successivt leverera användbart underlag till Trafikverket. Föreliggande rapport är ett underlag inför Trafikverkets arbete med att ta fram ett inriktningsunderlag.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2019. p. 23
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 1913
Keywords
Transportplanering, infrastrukturplanering, transport, infrastruktur, planering
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-257756 (URN)978-91-7873-300-2 (ISBN)
Projects
TRAMP- Är långsiktig transportplanering och miljöbedömning kompatibla processer?
Funder
Swedish Transport Administration, 6638
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QC 20190910

Available from: 2019-09-03 Created: 2019-09-03 Last updated: 2019-09-10Bibliographically approved
Åkerman, J., Höjer, M. & Gunnarsson-Östling, U. (2018). En Stockholmsregion utan klimatpåverkan från transport- och bebyggelsesektorn 2050: framtidsbilder och strategier i närtid.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En Stockholmsregion utan klimatpåverkan från transport- och bebyggelsesektorn 2050: framtidsbilder och strategier i närtid
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 26
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 1825
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-237536 (URN)978-91-7873-026-1 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20181107

Available from: 2018-10-29 Created: 2018-10-29 Last updated: 2018-11-07Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson-Östling, U. & Höjer, M. (2018). Framtiden för Naturvårdsverket: tre workshoppar med Naturvårdsverkets personal. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2018. p. 16
Series
TRITA-ABE-RPT ; 1817
Keywords
workshop naturvårdsverket framtid
National Category
Engineering and Technology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Planning and Decision Analysis
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-230111 (URN)978-91-7729-852-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Note

QC 20180613

Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved
Wretling, V., Balfors, B., Gunnarsson-Östling, U. & Hörnberg, C. (2018). Impact Assessment in municipal energy planning: Current trends and pathways forward. In: : . Paper presented at StandUp Academy Conference 2018, Knivsta, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impact Assessment in municipal energy planning: Current trends and pathways forward
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Land and Water Resources Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-226576 (URN)
Conference
StandUp Academy Conference 2018, Knivsta, Sweden
Funder
StandUpSwedish Energy Agency
Note

QC 20180515

Available from: 2018-04-20 Created: 2018-04-20 Last updated: 2018-05-15Bibliographically approved
Schalk, M., Gunnarsson-Östling, U. & Bradley, K. (2017). Feminist futures and 'other worlds': Ecologies of critical spatial practice (1ed.). In: Sherilyn MacGregor (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment: (pp. 447-463). London and New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminist futures and 'other worlds': Ecologies of critical spatial practice
2017 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment / [ed] Sherilyn MacGregor, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, 1, p. 447-463Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2017 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge International Handbook
Keywords
critical spatial practices, Matrix, Eco Nomadic School
National Category
Architecture Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-218476 (URN)10.4324/9781315886572 (DOI)2-s2.0-85031846660 (Scopus ID)9781315886572 (ISBN)9780415707749 (ISBN)
Projects
Strong Research Environment: Architecture in Effect. Rethinking the Social
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, Diarienr A-2001-0105#2
Note

QC 20171129

Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved
Bradley, K., Gunnarsson-Östling, U. & Schalk, M. (2017). Futurist Feminist Political Ecology: Rewriting Stockholm’s Vision 2030. In: Meike Schalk, Thérèse Kristiansson, Ramia Mazé (Ed.), Feminist Futures of Spatial Practice: Materialisms, Activisms, Dialogues, Pedagogies, Projections (pp. 301-327). Baunach DE: AADR / Spurbuchverlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Futurist Feminist Political Ecology: Rewriting Stockholm’s Vision 2030
2017 (English)In: Feminist Futures of Spatial Practice: Materialisms, Activisms, Dialogues, Pedagogies, Projections / [ed] Meike Schalk, Thérèse Kristiansson, Ramia Mazé, Baunach DE: AADR / Spurbuchverlag , 2017, p. 301-327Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Baunach DE: AADR / Spurbuchverlag, 2017
Keywords
climate change, future oriented feminist political ecology, city visions
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220786 (URN)978-3-88778-489-8 (ISBN)
Projects
Strong Research Environment: Architecture in Effect. Rethinking the Social
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, Diarienr A-2011-0105#2
Note

QC 20180108

Available from: 2018-01-06 Created: 2018-01-06 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
Finnveden, G. & Gunnarsson-Östling, U. (2017). Sustainable development goals for cities. In: Bylund, Jonas (Ed.), Connecting the dots by obstacles? Friction and traction ahead for the SRIA urban transitions pathways: . Paper presented at Urban Transitions Pathways Symposium.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable development goals for cities
2017 (English)In: Connecting the dots by obstacles? Friction and traction ahead for the SRIA urban transitions pathways / [ed] Bylund, Jonas, 2017Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-206339 (URN)
Conference
Urban Transitions Pathways Symposium
Note

QC 20170502

Available from: 2017-04-29 Created: 2017-04-29 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved
Pargman, D., Eriksson, E., Höjer, M., Gunnarsson-Östling, U. & Aguiar Borges, L. (2017). The (Un)sustainability of Imagined Future Information Societies. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17): . Paper presented at THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17) (pp. 773-785). ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY
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2017 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17), ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY , 2017, p. 773-785Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The pathway to a sustainable society is not clear, and we need to consider different developmental possibilities. This paper describes the results of a research project in the intersection of HCI and Futures Studies as well as in the intersection between "the future information society" and sustainability. We here present parts of the body of materials that were developed in a multi-year research project with the aim of describing and evaluating the sustainability impact of possible future information societies. We also discuss some of the lessons learned and what HCI and design fiction can learn from Futures Studies in general and from this project in particular. The main stakeholders in this project have been city administrators and corporate partners, and the overarching goal has primarily been to influence planning processes at the regional (Stockholm, Sweden) level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY, 2017
Keywords
Design fiction, Futures studies, Scenarios, Sustainability
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-225810 (URN)10.1145/3025453.3025858 (DOI)000426970500068 ()
Conference
THE 2017 ACM SIGCHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHI'17)
Note

QC 20180409

Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
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