Environmental Management

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Joakim Krook m fl
Urban mining. Peter Modin

The research focuses on change processes and environmental management and is conducted on the basis of perspective from engineering, economics and the social sciences.

For example, the researchers are studying how environmental issues and environmental perspectives lead to companies' products and services changing and how that in turn affects both the environment and the companies' profitability.

They are also studying municipalities', cities' and organisations' role in efforts to achieve sustainability. The environmental perspective can change both technical systems and organisations, but structures, policies and systems may also perpetuate old mindsets and constitute barriers to the development towards a more resource-efficient society.

LiU also coordinates the research programme Mistra REES - Resource Efficient and Effective Solutions. The programmes vision is to advance the transition of the Swedish manufacturing industry towards a circular and sustainable economy.