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The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework
One of the most perplexing problems in risk analysis is why some relatively minor risks or risk events, as assessed by technical experts, often elicit strong public concerns and result in substantialExpand
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Building institutions based on information disclosure: lessons from GRI's sustainability reporting
Abstract Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the best-known framework for voluntary reporting of environmental and social performance by business worldwide. Using extensive empirical data, includingExpand
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The rise of the Global Reporting Initiative: a case of institutional entrepreneurship
Since its conception in 1999, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has become a leading template for voluntary sustainability reporting by companies. Emerging on the crest of the debate aboutExpand
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Learning for Sustainability Transition through Bounded Socio-technical Experiments in Personal Mobility
This paper focuses on the processes of higher-order learning that occur through bounded socio-technical experiment (BSTE) attempts to introduce a new technology, service, or social arrangement on a small scale. Expand
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Bounded socio-technical experiments as agents of systemic change: The case of a zero-energy residential building
We propose a four-level conceptual framework for mapping and monitoring the learning processes taking place in a Bounded Socio-Technical Experiment and apply it to an empirical case study of a zero-fossil-fuel residential building in Boston. Expand
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The challenge of energy retrofitting the residential housing stock: grassroots innovations and socio-technical system change in Worcester, MA
This paper addresses an intractable problem: how to energy-upgrade the existing residential housing stock on a large scale, potentially saving up to 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions? The paperExpand
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The Role of Skin Absorption as a Route of Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds in Household Tap Water: A Simulated Kinetic Approach
BSORPTION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS (VOCs) in tap water by exposure routes A other than direct ingestion, such as inhalation and dermal contact, has been recognized only recently by the riskExpand
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Sustainable mobility: from technological innovation to societal learning
Abstract This paper addresses a persistent and worsening societal dilemma worldwide: the ecological unsustainability of the automobile as the primary means for providing personal mobility. TheExpand
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From consumerism to wellbeing: toward a cultural transition?
Abstract As it becomes evident that technology alone is unlikely to fully counteract the ecological impacts of consumer society, the debate increasingly focuses on a need to shift beyond theExpand
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Why achieving the Paris Agreement requires reduced overall consumption and production
Abstract Technological solutions to the challenge of dangerous climate change are urgent and necessary but to be effective they need to be accompanied by reductions in the total level of consumptionExpand
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