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ASSESSMENT OF THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF FOREST-WOOD PROCESSING CHAIN
Slavica Ilc, 2016, master's thesis

Abstract: Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe. Nevertheless, in the last twenty five years this natural wealth did not get the adequate role in national development strategies, which unnecessary reduced their sustainability potential and lead the Slovenian forest-wood industry in a very bad situation. The forest-based sector in Europe is in a period of profound structural changes, which requires reassessment of the wood-chain products outlook. In the master’s thesis, the importance of integration of forestry and wood industry has been evaluated with the meaningful connection of different analytical methods: material flow analysis (MFA), SWOT analysis and life cycle assessment (LCA). With comparison of the roundwood and sawnwood material flow in Slovenia, Italy and Austria, the critical points in the Slovenian forest-wood chain were identified. In contrast to Austria and Italy, where wood is intensively reworked, Slovenia exports large amounts of untreated roundwood. As a consequence, the gross value added (GVA) per employee of wood sector in Slovenia reaches only 40 % of GVA in Austria and 50 % of GVA in Italy. Not only MFA, but also the SWOT and LCA analyses show, that wood processing into finished products is important both in terms of the value added and the environmental impact, as well as for more decisive shift of the economy towards a low-carbon society. Slovenian economy could take advantage of its sustainable development potential to a great extent by increasing the level of raw material self-sufficiency and energy independency. It is essential to re-establish forest-wood processing chain, to rework wood at home into products with the highest added value, and to use wood residues as renewable feedstock in green chemistry industry and for transformation into energy with novel technologies. Slovenian vision of sustainable economy has great potential, but requires enhanced cross-sectoral integration of forestry, wood processing, construction, chemistry and energy.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...national development strategies, which unnecessary reduced their sustainability potential and lead the Slovenian forest-wood industry...
Keywords: sustainability, forest-wood processing chain, development potential, material flow analysis (MFA), SWOT analysis, life cycle assessment (LCA)
Published: 30.09.2016; Views: 3505; Downloads: 174
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Potentials and Limitations of Local Fiscal Policies as Instruments for Sustainable Development in Slovenia
Vladimir Prebilič, Irena Bačlija Brajnik, Marjana Šijanec-Zavrl, Henrik Gjerkeš, Miha Tomšič, 2019, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: Local communities are one of the main cornerstones of sustainable development. They play a vital role in utilisation of national policy instruments and exhibit the largest influence on the energy use in the building and transport sectors. Sensible energy management can also positively enhance evolution of local sustainability features by incorporating concepts of local energy self-supply, decentralised energy production and circular economy. Positive economic and social impacts can be generated by adapting strategies and policies to the local environment while considering its endogenous potentials. By analysing the current status, identifying and quantifying potentials, and setting clear delimitation of responsibilities and legal constraints, local authorities can be helped to shape innovative local fiscal policies focused on intensification of use of local renewable energy sources and fostering of more efficient use of energy both in public and private sectors. Those revenues whose height and content can be determined by local authorities have a very different role in the budget already in 8 analysed Slovenian municipalities. They were quantified and used as an analytical basis for solution-oriented steps in the design of measures to adapt local fiscal policies to the increased use of renewable resources energy.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...management can also positively enhance evolution of local sustainability features by incorporating concepts of local energy self-supply,...
Keywords: fiscal policy, municipality, energy use, renewables, sustainability
Published: 27.03.2019; Views: 1115; Downloads: 0
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Arthropod biodiversity associated to European sheep grazed pastures
Tanja Peric, Rocio Rosa García, 2019, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Abstract: We analysed the biodiversity of foliage arthropods in nine sheep grazed pasturelands in five European countries. During the maximum flowering period in 2018, entomofauna was collected in 4-6 areas within each pasture, performing 6 transects/area and 25 sweeps per transect. Multivariate analyses tested the differences in total arthropod community composition among degrees of intensification, bioregions and types of pastures. A total of 51,474 arthropods from 3 classes, 17 orders and 95 taxonomical groups were recorded. Univariate analyses revealed that total arthropod abundance was higher in extensive than in intensive systems (P<0.01). It also differed between bioregions (higher in Alpine than in Continental, P<0.05) and between types of pastures (higher in mountain than in lowland pastures where animals are supplemented, P<0.05). Total taxa richness was not influenced by any of the three factors. However, multivariate analyses indicated that community composition differed among intensive and extensive systems, bioregions and types of pastures (P<0.001). The greatest differences occurred between Alpine and Mediterranean (P<0.001), and Mediterranean and Continental pastures (P<0.05), as well as between lowland seminatural and improved pastures (P<0.05), and seminatural and mountain pastures (P<0.001). These results reveal the complex and varied communities associated to the diverse sheep systems and valorise the role of the more extensive, mountain and natural pastures for the conservation of biodiversity in sheep grazed areas.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...Arthropods, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Management...
Keywords: Arthropods, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Management
Published: 25.10.2019; Views: 644; Downloads: 0
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How to react to the necessity of a sustainable animal production? The EcoLamb project.
Petra Makorič, Ario de Marco, Martina Bergant, Tanja Peric, 2019, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: EcoLamb assesses the sustainability of diverse European sheep production systems focusing on the ecological footprint, animal welfare aspects and nutrition value of lamb meat. The outcomes of these assessments will be used to understand the potential future barriers that limit the innovative capacity and development of the sector and the opportunities that may provide a future market niche against competitive products from other global markets. Farm solutions that incorporate consumer expectations for animal welfare and meat quality will enhance the competitiveness of Europe's lamb meat sector. The project engages trans-national research and industry stakeholders from 6 countries made up of Germany, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey to analyse on 20 case study farms resource-efficient, competitive and low-carbon lamb production models. Direct linkage between animal welfare, meat quality and pharmaceutical use will also be determined using innovative Precision Farming techniques. The project will produce a toolbox of recommendations for productive sheep farm management, supply chain and marketing on how to improve the acceptability of lamb meat by consumers. Thus, the multidisciplinary approach and the multi-actor involvement of the EU sheep sector will assist in re-designing critical aspects to increase society acceptance and the place of lamb meat in future diets and the outcomes of the project will be used by stakeholders to promote changes in farm management, marketing and processing of meat from sheep. Additionally, results will be used by farm consultants, farmer groups and policy officers to re-design consulting approaches and plan new initiatives to make all aspects of the European sheep industry more sustainable.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...EcoLamb assesses the sustainability of diverse European sheep production systems focusing...
Keywords: Sustainability, animal production, lamb, welfare, quality, meat, EcoLamb
Published: 26.11.2019; Views: 621; Downloads: 0
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Engaging Bodies Through Expanded Art Practice
Asja Apolonia Trost, 2020, master's thesis

Abstract: The master thesis entitled “Engaging Bodies Through Expanded Art Practice” is divided in two parts: the first one is the theoretical part which places socially engaged arts in the time-line of contemporary art, followed by an overview of my practical work entitled “Obsolete Properties”. The central aim of the theoretical part is to determine the structures of socially engaged art projects, with all their ambiguities, caused by the inherent connection between the social and the artistic. Topics of such process-based interdisciplinary and participatory art projects reflect at the same time on cultural traditions as well as on current social issues. The second part is an analysis of the artwork I created and set in different contexts. It consists of common materials that arrived into my hands after their previous owners moved their homes. The artwork celebrates artistic process and environmental sustainability while on the other side serves as an agent on the discourse of values.
Found in: ključnih besedah
Summary of found: ...The artwork celebrates artistic process and environmental sustainability while on the other side serves as...
Keywords: #ART #ENGAGED_ART #ART_PRACTICE #SOCIAL_PRACTICE #SOCIALLY_ENGAGED_ART #CONTEMPORARY_ART #PROCESS #MEDIA #FORM #PERFORMANCE #PARTICIPATION #COLLABORATION #PUBLIC_SPACE #AESTHETICS #POLITICS #ETHICS #INTERACTIVITY #DESIGN #THEATRE #EDUCATION #AUTHORITY #ART_STUDENT #ART_OBJECT #SYSTEM #KNOWLEDGE #PLASTIC #SCULPTURE #FINE_ARTS #INTERMEDIA_ART #VALUES #FREEDOM_OF_EXPRESION #DOCUMENTATION #AUDIENCE #TRASH #MATERIAL #SUSTAINABILITY #CONSERVATION #CONTEXT #TEMPORARY_EXPERIENCE_ZONE #TEZ #WAR #HOLOCAUST
Published: 20.07.2020; Views: 273; Downloads: 15
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