This study examines sustainable development and shows which obstacles this may bring. The focus throughout this paper is on the divergent types of barriers, which are frequent in relation to a modification in a socio-technological system. It investigates whether it is possible to address these obstacles, and how this transition may succeed. In order to achieve this, it has been necessary to deal with the resistance of this transition through ethical, political and economic aspects. Furthermore, it is evaluated whether it is possible to achieve CO2 neutrality, in spite of these barriers. The reason for the choice of incorporating multiple faculties stems from the wish of reaching a wider perspective of the problem. Prior to the late modern society was the industrial society, and the coherence between the two types of societies, is compared through sociological theories. This is necessary in order to discover the main reason of the dominating climate related issues of the present. Furthermore it examines the considerations there are to be found through a sustainable development. This involves the ethical aspects and rational choices, affecting the rational choices of the individual. In this project it has been necessary to incorporate the important factors, which may affect the objectives connected to sustainable development; this involves economic as well as political factors. Lastly, the opportunity for EU to obtain CO2 neutrality by 2050, in spite of the obstacles above, is examined. It is concluded that in spite of the numerous complications, the sustainable technology is adequate and still experiencing a rapid development. However, the lack of common objectives, and political and economic interests is a barrier of a final transition. A complete transition in the future is not excluded, but given that a socio-technological system is highly stable, it is to be expected that complications will occur.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2015|
|Vejledere||Esben Holm Nielsen|
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