Three female researchers at LUCSUS have secured funding from Formas for two research projects, one on myths and environmental policy in America, and one on pest management and environmental justice in Uganda. The projects will start in 2018 and run for three years.. Researcher Maja Essebo will lead on the first project, entitled: Alternative facts: a long-term analysis of the impact of myth on American environmental policy. The overall aim of the project is to conduct cumulative and long-term analysis of how and to what extent myth is used to legitimise and guide American environmental policy and practice, focusing specifically on climate change policies.. - It is now clear that fighting stories with facts does not work. With this project, Im hoping to bring the importance of taken-for-granted stories, or myths, to the forefront, showing how they legitimise and steer action in the form of environmental policy. We need to be better at understanding these stories. And possibly at telling them, ...
Agrarwissenschaften. Mathematik, Agrar- und Naturwissenschaften. AFEPA - European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis in Barcelona. AFEPA - European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis. The European Master in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis is a two-year programme of 120 ECTS
Rapid economic growth in China has been fueled by, and continues to stimulate, a huge demand for power, posing significant challenges to local, regional and international atmospheric environments. This timely book assesses this environmental risk and considers the efficient design of environmental policy in the development of new coal-fired plants in China. Coal-fired electricity generation currently accounts for about 80 per cent of Chinas power sector and so it is vital to establish how new plants can be designed to minimize the harmful environmental effects of this type of power generation. In designing pollution control policies in China there is a need to identify appropriate policies for a fast developing economy where incomes, attitudes and technology are also rapidly evolving. Therese Feng explores the use of societal values in developing environmental policies and presents an integrated assessment which carefully characterizes the nature and value of environmental damage using the model of
The Organisation of Environmental Policy in Sweden A Historical Perspective Måns Lönnroth report 6404 DECEMBER 2010 The Organisation of Environmental Policy in Sweden - A Historical Perspective Måns Lönnroth
Article What Does it Take to Sell Environmental Policy? An Empirical Analysis of Referendum Data. We analyze the factors that influence the support for environmental policy proposals. Swiss referendum data show that proposals obtain more yes-votes if...
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This policy provides principles on how Praxair and its employees conduct business in support of the safety, health and environmental policy.
Safety, health, and environmental policies from OSHS that covers various policies relating to regulations, children, former employees and construction.
Are economists useful people? We are loved and we are modest but are we contributing to overall well being? This new paper raises my confidence in the role of positivist analysis. The authors provide a subtle statistical analysis of a key environmental policy issue. Do cleanups of toxic waste sites (Superfund) increase local property values? Until now, the conventional wisdom is that the answer is no. Critics of environmental regulation have been quick to point out its costs. So, should we end the Superfund cleanup program? Measuring the benefits of environmental regulation remains a hard problem because attributes such as clean air or a non-toxic neighborhood are not market commodities. Techniques such as contingent valuation for valuing such non-market goods remain debated. Using several different data sets at different spatial resolutions, the authors of this Superfund paper conclude that land prices rise in the aftermath of toxic cleanups. As we try to build Green Cities in past ...
Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy Program (IREP) publication areas include energy resources, environmental quality, and natural hazards.
Environmental Policy Statement Knights is committed to preventing pollution and to complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other environmental requirements. Knights will regularly evaluate the environmental impact of our activities, products and services and we wil ...
EPA is in the process of revising and updating its Guidelines and as such we are revisiting our approach to valuing mortality risk reductions. The literature has grown considerably since EPAs default estimate was derived and several EPA-funded reports have raised issues related to the robustness of estimates emerging from the mortality risk valuation literature. Furthermore, several meta-analyses have been conducted of this literature, providing new means of deriving central, default values for consideration. EPAs goal in bringing this issue to the SAB-EEAC is to seek expert opinion and guidance regarding the most appropriate way in which to proceed in updating the VSL estimate used to assess the mortality risk reductions from environmental policy. ...
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Embodiments include a device and a method. In an embodiment, a device provides a resource manager operable to select a resource management policy likely to provide a substantially optimum execution of an instruction group by comparing an execution of the instruction group pursuant to a first resource management policy applied to a hardware resource and an execution of the instruction group pursuant to a second resource management policy applied to the hardware resource.
The federal Toxic Substances Management Policy puts forward a preventive and precautionary approach to deal with substances that enter the environment and could harm the environment or human health. The policy is the result of consultations with stakeholders, held from September 1994 to April 1995, after the release of the federal government discussion paper Towards a Toxic Substances Management Policy for Canada and the companion document Criteria for the Selection of Substances for Virtual Elimination.
Article Examining the effectiveness of residential water demand-side management policies in Israel. Increasing global water shortage is enhancing the need for water management policies, such as water demand policies. This study presents the main wate...
How to Write a Risk Management Policy. A risk management policy serves two main purposes: to identify, reduce and prevent undesirable incidents or outcomes and to review past incidents and implement changes to prevent or reduce future...
First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the worlds wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. ...
Pallavi Sharma is a student at TERI University, New Delhi. She is pursuing her Masters in Climate Science and Policy; currently she is in FFU for her project on urban cities and climate change. Urban cities shelter about half of worlds population and demand huge amount of energy and facilities for its subsistence. These provide higher GDP per capita and income more then national average which draws in more population this good is then overshadowed by externalities like congestions, risks of natural disasters etc. This is also reflected in the GHG emissions they produce this concern has resulted in elaborate actions plans. Through her study she wants to analyse the policy actions that have been taken in various sectors of different cities in Germany and find out the success rate and cause of leakages, lax enforcements. Sustainable development is illustrated by urban indicators, her work will also analyse key indicators. She also aims to suggest certain policy actions for Indian cities that can ...
Policies addressing the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services both need to be informed by scientific evidence about biodiversity and require ongoing generation of this information to continue to be effective. This interplay takes place in both national and international policy arenas. National legislatures and environmental ministries establish and implement
Downloadable (with restrictions)! This paper investigates the relevant factors behind the almost unexplored realm of environmental innovation in services, using a dataset of 8161 Italian service firms. Specifically, we test whether manufacturing-services integration matters for environmental innovations. In addition, taking account for the heterogeneity of the service industries, we analyse whether environmental policies for manufacturing transmit induced innovation effects to services. Our findings show that: (i) the drivers of environmental innovations related to carbon abatement and energy efficiency differ across industries, and (ii) cooperation, training, environmental management systems and public funding play key roles in these processes. The integration of services and manufacturing through push and pull-effects, and the environmental policy transmission effect from manufacturing to services, generally do not seem to have a positive impact on the diffusion of environmental innovations.
As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public…
Pallant Orthodontics is committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and strive to use the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly best practices in all we do.. Alastair Smith is responsible for ensuring that the policy is implemented. All members of the team, however, have a responsibility to ensure it is complied with. This environmental sustainability policy applies to all of our work activities. We will ensure good housekeeping with regard to energy efficiency, water efficiency and to waste reduction by segregating, reusing and recycling wherever possible. We will incorporate this training into the induction programme for new members of the team.. We will regularly review this policy.. ...
Intended for courses in Environmental Ethics, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Policy in philosophy, environmental studies, and science departments.This text and sourcebook crosses disciplinary boundaries and attends seriously to economic reasoning and its implications for environmental policy issues while taking a broad view of questions of ethics. It is appropriate and valuable not only for philosophy and environmental science students but also for students of economics, biology, engineering, and public policy.
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic consequences of outdoor air pollution in the coming decades, focusing on the impacts on mortality, morbidity, and changes in crop yields as caused by high concentrations of pollutants. Unless more stringent policies are adopted, findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment. Read more ...
The information EMEP provides to Governments relates to the deposition and concentration of air pollutants, as well as to the quantity and significance of the long-range transmission of air pollutants and fluxes across boundaries. Information on the relative importance of local and distant sources also guides national authorities in setting appropriate local and regional permissible emission levels, taking into account the international implications of these levels. In addition, information on the deposition and concentrations of air pollutants are a basis for abatement strategies in the regions affected. ...
Over the last thirty years, the European Union has created a system of environmental governance in Europe. With a large number of legislative measures, the EUs environmental policy is broad in scope, extensive in detail and often stringent in effect. Environmental governance also extends to the ways in which decision making on environmental policy has become institutionalized within Europe, both at the level of the EU itself and in the practices of the member states.
This report represents the proceedings of the second workshop of this series. This two-day workshop was dedicated to exploring methods for valuing morbidity and mortality risks, with the second day specially focused on the unique considerations specific to childrens health valuation. The four sessions-Valuing Mortality Risk, Valuing Morbidity Risk, How Do We Value Children?, and Household Production Models and Childrens Health Valuation present current environmental economics research and policy discussions concerning each topic. The Workshop included the following papers (please scroll down for link to download proceedings): Proceedings for Session 1, Wednesday, March 24, 1999 Introduction to Day One - Opening Remarks by David Gardiner, Assistant Administrator, US EPA Office of Policy ...
Alén, M. E. and Fraiz, J. A. (2006). Relación entre la calidad de servicio y la satisfacción del consumidor. S evaluación en el ámbito del turismo termal. Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa, 12(1): 251-272. Alonso-Almeida, M.M. and Rodríguez-Antón, J.M. (2011). Organisational behaviour and strategies in adoption of certified management systems. An analysis of the Spanish hotel industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 19(13): 1455-1463. Anderson, E.W., Fornell, C. and Lehmann, D.R. (1994). Customer Satisfaction, Market Share and Profitability. Journal of Marketing, 56:53-66. Aragón-Correa, J.A., Hurtado-Torres, N., Sharma, S. and García-Morales, V.J. (2008). Environmental strategy and performance in small firms: A resource-based perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 86: 88-103. Ayuso, S. (2007). Comparing voluntary policy instruments for sustainable tourism: The experience of the Spanish hotel sector. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 15(2): ...
Public Citizen just release an analysis report on what any US administration would have to challenge in the WTO, specifically the GATS agreements to even offer the United States their policies on health care and environmental reforms.
In the wake of the federal government releasing new carbon emission standards for review Monday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said Wednesday that the idea of having to choose between a strong economy and environmental protection is
In many developing countries, environmental quality remains low and policies to improve it have been inconsistently effective. This paper conducts a case study
The perspectives, information and conclusions conveyed in research project abstracts, progress reports, final reports, journal abstracts and journal publications convey the viewpoints of the principal investigator and may not represent the views and policies of ORD and EPA. Conclusions drawn by the principal investigators have not been reviewed by the Agency. ...
The EMEP Monitoring Strategy 2020-2029 was developed by the EMEP centers in close cooperation with the Parties through the Task Force on Measurements and Modelling. The Executive Body approved the document in December 2019 (Decision 2019/1). The monitoring strategy for 2020-2029 consolidates the established approaches and aspirations for monitoring activities in order to provide consistent and adequate observational data supporting the EMEP objectives. Furthermore, it introduces some minor changes to the specific requirements in order to meet the needs of EMEP for the coming decade. Fundamental objectives of EMEP monitoring are to ensure: (a) Adequate ongoing long-term monitoring of concentrations and deposition fluxes to assess exposure and impacts on health, ecosystems, vegetation, materials and climate; (b) Adequate spatial coverage in the geographical domain of EMEP and improved access to information from areas that have been insufficiently covered up to now; (c) Sufficient temporal ...
Author(s): Novotny, Thomas E; Lum, Kristen; Smith, Elizabeth; Wang, Vivian; Barnes, Richard | Abstract: Discarded cigarette butts are a form of non-biodegradable litter. Carried as runoff from streets to drains, to rivers, and ultimately to the ocean and its beaches, cigarette filters are the single most collected item in international beach cleanups each year. They are an environmental blight on streets, sidewalks, and other open areas. Rather than being a protective health device, cigarette filters are primarily a marketing tool to help sell safe cigarettes. They are perceived by much of the public (especially current smokers) to reduce the health risks of smoking through technology. Filters have reduced the machine-measured yield of tar and nicotine from burning cigarettes, but there is controversy as to whether this has correspondingly reduced the disease burden of smoking to the population. Filters actually may serve to sustain smoking by making it seem less urgent for smokers to quit and easier
Does the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) have any solution to Indias problem of pollution? The primary focus seems to be on building isolated toilet complexes or units in rural areas. The government even advertises the effectiveness of the scheme on the number of toilets built. But most of these toilets are just single room units in villages, without plumbing or water supply. So people have resorted to using these toilets as homes and shops. Is there any other projects Swachh Bharat Mission is involved in ? What should be the focus of the cleanliness mission?. ...
The Week That Was: 2016-04-30 (April 30, 2016) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK:By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Types of Climate Science: The four-minute video by MIT Professor Emeritus of Meteorology Richard Lindzen so concisely highlights the ongoing conflicts regarding the human…
As we enter a new administration and era of Barack Obamas governance, it is time we recognize and correct the problems with our current energy and environmental policies. What I wish to focus on however, is a little-known effect of our energy attitudes of the past, which had much less regard for not only the environmental impact, but also the human impact being wagered. What needs to be brought to light are the harmful health effects being caused by fossil fuel burning and chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) release. What will be clear then is not only are we threatening the future of our planet and sustainability of resources, but the human health condition has suffered because of our environmental policies.. The burning of fossil fuel and related emissions has long been suspected to threaten respiratory health. It should be no surprise then that asthma rates are markedly higher in known high-pollution areas such as Los Angeles and surrounding area. Skin cancer rates in places like South Africa and ...
Burns, C.J. orcid.org/0000-0001-9944-0417 and Tobin, P. (2017) The limits of ambitious environmental policy in times of crisis. In: Adelle, C., Biedenkopf, K. and Torney, D., (eds.) European Union external environmental policy. Rules, regulation and governance beyond borders. The European Union in International Affairs . Palgrave Macmillan ...
What are the best ways for U.S. cities to combat climate change? A new study co-authored by an MIT professor indicates it will be easier for cities to reduce emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation - and this reduction will happen mostly thanks to better building practices, not greater housing density.. >> Read the Full Article ...
We granted certiorari to decide two questions of law. [1] As framed by petitioners, they are:. 1. Whether the National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to include in each environmental impact statement: (a) a fully developed plan to mitigate environmental harm; and (b) a worst case analysis of potential environmental harm if relevant information concerning significant environmental effects is unavailable or too costly to obtain.. 2. Whether the Forest Service may issue a special use permit for recreational use of national forest land in the absence of a fully developed plan to mitigate environmental harm. Pet. for Cert. i.. Concluding that the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit misapplied the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 83 Stat. 852, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., and gave inadequate deference to the Forest Services interpretation of its own regulations, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.. * The Forest Service is authorized by statute to ...
1.0 Introduction The question of a fair allocation is one with which we all grapple in many contexts. For those in decision-making positions such as policy-makers, teachers and parents, it involves the difficult task of weighing up competing claims. These claims may be presented on the basis of allowing for special needs, compensating for handicaps, rewarding additional effort or striving for equality. Economists are well aware that, as a society, we are not able to meet the unlimited wants of each individual. The fundamental issue of scarcity necessitates decisions about allocation. The questions of how resources are used as efficiently as possible to maximize the well-being of people and how the distribution of resources is made equitably are fundamental questions in economics. This book focuses on the latter question - that is, the equity or distributional aspect of economic analysis. The complexity of the notion of social justice confounds research into the equity principles and ...
According to the American Planning Association, health impact assessments (HIAs) bring together scientific data, health expertise, and public input to understand how a proposed plan, policy, program, project, or action could affect the publics health. HIAs can provide decision-makers with critical information to identify project alternatives or potential mitigation measures, broader effects on the environment and community, and potential overall health impacts.. In a dual stage effort funded by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration between the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Network collaborated with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) to explore and analyze opportunities to imbed health considerations and HIAs into environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related state environmental policy acts (SEPAs).. These laws require various levels of advance, comprehensive environmental ...
What are the global trends for cost-benefit analysis, and how is this policy tool affecting environmental regulations? During todays OnPoint, Michael Livermore, executive director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and co-editor of the new book The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy, discusses the growing global use of cost-benefit analysis and its impact on environmental policy. He explains why he believes cost-benefit analysis is effective and highlights a recent case, relating to EPAs mercury rule, where cost-benefit analysis was called into question.. ...
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Rüdiger Wurzel, Anthony Zito and Andrew Jordan, Has Governance Eclipsed Governance? Patterns of Environmental Instrument Selection and Use in Four States and the EU (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013).. Andrew Jordan, Rüdiger Wurzel and Anthony Zito, Still the Century of New Environmental Policy Instruments? Exploring Patterns of Innovation and Continuity, Environmental Politics, 22, 1 (2013), 155-173.. Andrew Jordan , Rüdiger Wurzel and Anthony Zito, New Modes of Environmental Governance: Are New Environmental Policy Instruments (NEPIs) Supplanting or Supplementing the Traditional Tools of Government? in Klaus Jacob, Frank Biermann, Per-Olof Busch and Peter Feindt (eds.) Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Special Issue 39 (2007), 283-298.. Andrew Jordan, Rüdiger Wurzel and Anthony Zito, The Rise of New Policy Instruments in Comparative Perspective: Has Governance Eclipsed Government? Political Studies. 53, 3 (2005), pp. 477-496. [reprinted in J. Roberts (ed.) Environmental Policy ...
Studies the social scientific interpretations of human-environment interactions at multiple levels, as well as on applied policy and management implications. This concentration requires advanced coursework in behavior change science, natural resource economics, environmental and conservation psychology, communications, social impact assessment, environmental policy, and environmental law. Students who have completed degrees in this concentration have gone on to careers in natural resource management, environmental policy, law, advocacy, and education. See current requirements While these concentrations are unique there are certain required courses for all NRES majors, including field work courses. For more information, contact NRES Student Services at [email protected] or call 217-244-3219 You can also download a list of degree requirements. Based on your catalog term (usually the semester in which you first enrolled in the University, but check in Self-Service if you are unsure), select the ...
New bylaws are required to replace Nelsons Trade Waste Bylaw, which will expire in 2014 and the Water Supply Bylaw, which will expire in 2015.. The Councils proposed replacement bylaws are amended versions of the existing bylaws.. With regards to Trade Waste, Councils preferred option is to replace the Trade Waste Bylaw 2007 with a new Wastewater Bylaw that controls Wastewater (including Trade Waste) from all premises and activities in the city.. Minor changes are proposed to the 2008 Water Supply Bylaw to remove uncertainties in interpretation.. Council also proposes to remove the details of fees and charges related to both Water Supply and Wastewater from the two bylaws, and to instead include these in future Long Term Plans and Annual Plans. This will avoid the need to go through a change of the bylaws due to changes in the charging regime.. More detail about these two proposed bylaws are available below.. For further information please contact Phil Ruffell, Senior Asset Engineer - ...
Yes, they could use their videocassette recorders (VCRs) to record movies from broadcast television - or even from the rented videotape in one VCR through to a blank tape in a second VCR - in lieu of buying copies. They could record songs from the radio and even make whole copies of cassette albums using dual-cassette decks. They could make infringing photocopies of printed works, although, except for limited types of works such as sheet music, the cost of buying a licensed copy was often cheaper and remains so to this day. In many policy arenas, there are local, state, and federal policies in play; this is true, for instance, for most debates about environmental policy. Likewise, in many policy debates, administrative agencies are central players in determining policy outcomes; again, environmental policy issues are often great examples, as these debates are often, to a very large extent, over agency policy. None of this is true of copyright. Since the 1976 Copyright Act, changes in copyright ...
Our mission is accomplished through a number of different avenues, including, but not limited to the following: Providing funds and encouragement for graduate dissertation prospectuses, as well as research seed grants, that deal with the above policy issues. Supporting graduate student travel to conferences where the student is presenting original research on environmental issues. Contacting and hosting distinguished lecturers at OSU on environmental policy. Financing and coordinating working groups that pursue research in the above policy areas. Hosting interdisciplinary conferences on environmental policy issues that include not only academia, but also government, non-governmental organizations and non-profits, as well as the private sector.. ...
Plinovodi Ltd., is Independent Transmission Operator (ITO) - company managing the natural gas transmission network on national level in the Republic of Slovenia, in EU. Our customers are large industrial users and local distributors, as well as cross-border shippers of natural gas. Natural gas is transported over pipeline network with the total length of 1.155 km. Through our mission †we connect people and energy †with passion, we provide energy transmission and opportunities for energy supply and we are committed to reliability, safety and expertise, and strive for technological and social advancement. We create space for synergy between people, industry and environment. In day-to-day operations we live our values †knowledge and professionalism, dedication, creativity, responsibility, respect, trust, integrity and self-initiative. Our people are the most important capital and our leadership is based on responsibility, inspiration and personal example. Companys main ...
SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNF SPCM, the worlds largest manufacturer of organic coagulants and flocculants.. We have an unrivalled understanding of customers requirements and through our extensive product research and development facilities, SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd has a continuous commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service and quality product support within the world of solid liquid separation technology.. SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd has a strong environmental policy and is committed to protecting the environment. We endeavour to carry out our activities with a minimum impact on pollution and resources.. With our environmental policy, extensive experience, innovative technology and ability to provide practical support to customers, we will continue to provide quality products and service.. ...
Staff publications is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research. Staff publications contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.. Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.. Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.. We have a manual that explains all the features ...
APC by Schneider Electric is dedicated to energy efficiency, recycling, biodiversity and responsible consumption of hazardous materials.
A new study shows clean-air regulations have dramatically reduced acid rain in the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea over the past 30 years, but the opposite is true in fast-growing East Asian megacities, possibly due to lax antipollution rules or lack of enforcement.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Dutch: Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat; EZK) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Commercial policy, International trade, Industrial policy, Investment policy, Technology policy, Energy policy, Nuclear energy policy, Renewable energy policy, Environmental policy, Climate change policy, Natural resources, Mining, Space policy and Tourism Affairs. The Ministry was created in 1905 as the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce and had several name changes before it became the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1946. In 2010 the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality was merged with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and was renamed as the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. In 2012 the name was reverted as the Ministry of Economic Affairs but keept the responsibilities of the former Ministry of Agriculture. In 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality was reinstated but the Ministry ...
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The following excerpt is from the Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) website describing the work of a Bylaws Committee:. The Bylaws Committee is charged with reviewing the organization s bylaws and current practices to ensure that they are synchronized. Over time it is not uncommon for an organization s practices to evolve so that they no longer follow the bylaws. The Bylaws Committee assesses why this has happened and recommends changes to either the organization s practices or the bylaws. A Bylaws Committee can also be used to review current best practices and governance trends and make recommendations on those the organization should consider adopting. [http://bit.ly/eBowch]. The work of the Bylaws Committee includes:. Review of Affiliate Bylaws revisions (as needed). Routine review of Standard Rules and Operating Procedures (SROPs) for ACNM Divisions, Sections, Committees, and Caucuses. Remaining Affiliate Implementation:. o Non-US location Affiliates. o Formal designation of Chapters ...
Risk refers to the uncertainty that surrounds future events and outcomes. Particularly with the current climate of change, it is essential that the Council has a strong Risk Management Policy and a risk aware culture throughout the organisation to ensure that its Key Aims are achieved. Responsibility for Risk Management rests with all Members and Officers of the Council. Members have ultimate responsibility for Risk Management as risks threaten the achievement of policy objectives.. Whilst there is a wide range of risk definitions, the one that has been adopted for the Councils purpose is that Risk is an expression of the likelihood and impact of an event with the potential to influence the achievement of an organisations objectives. The range of risks faced is very wide and covers everything from office Health and Safety, to financial, operational, and political through to reputation. Not all risks carry the same value. Risks can be classified as to their impact or the probability of their ...
Actively managing risk is a relatively new concept for many crop and livestock producers and policymakers. To address the need for information and analysis on agricultural risk management policy, CARD Director Bruce Babcock has initiated a core area of research at CARD.. CARDs ARMP division assesses policies affecting valuation and risk management, government price support and disaster relief programs, and agricultural insurance and alternatives.. ...
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage organisational fatigue management policy and procedures in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations.
At the Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September, 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals. The SDGs are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN Member States are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.
A. Banerjee. 2016. Three essays on bioenergy development in Mexico and the United States: Policy Choices, Policy Comparison and Public Perception of Policy Impacts. [MTU Library] V. Sherick Gagnon. 2016. Environmental justice for seven generations: An institutional ethnography of fish, risk, and health in the Lake Superior toxic riskscape. [Proquest] S.M. Mizanur Rahman. 2016. Shipbreaking in Bangladesh: Perspectives from industrial ecology, political ecology and environmental policy. [Proquest] A. Vaidya. 2016. The utility of the participatory approach for sustainable development assessments. [Proquest] ...
Sustainable Development Goal 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.[76] Effective strategies to mitigate adverse effects of increased ocean acidification are needed to advance the sustainable use of oceans. As areas of protected marine biodiversity expand, there has been an increase in ocean science funding, essential for preserving marine resources.[77] The deterioration of coastal waters has become a global occurrence, due to pollution and coastal eutrophication (overflow of nutrients in water), where similar contributing factors to climate change can affect oceans and negatively impact marine biodiversity. Without concerted efforts, coastal eutrophication is expected to increase in 20 per cent of large marine ecosystems by 2050.[78] The Preparatory Meeting to the UN Ocean Conference convened in New York, US, in February 2017, to discuss the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. International law, as reflected ...
1 INTRODUCTION. Sustainable development has gained a level of acceptance in international economic law, which is evidenced by its inclusion in the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other agreements.1 Sustainable development seeks to reform international economic law through the provision of guidelines for the processes and priorities of development.2 Its purpose is to ensure that States are more resilient and better able to maintain the development achieved.3 Whilst it is generally regarded as the most suitable concept to facilitate development, its inclusion in international economic law agreements has been controversial.4 This is due to the fact that sustainable development treaty provisions have the potential to limit the policy space of countries.5 This restriction of policy space has been lauded as beneficial for developing countries since it will ensure that that the most optimal type of development is pursued.6 However, there is no agreement on the ...
We are very excited to be co-hosting the second Australian Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit in Melbourne on 13 March 2018.. The summit is a high-level multi-stakeholder forum to advance national implementation in Australia and around the world, in line with our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.. The Sustainable Development Goals represent a crucial opportunity for the world to end poverty, protect the planet, and work in partnership to achieve peace and prosperity.. Following on from a successful inaugural SDGs Summit in 2016, the Australian SDGs Summit 2018 will explore ways to unlock the opportunities of the SDGs by taking stock of national progress on implementation across all sectors, and mapping priorities, areas for cooperation and steps for driving achievement forward.. The summit will also contribute to the development of Australias first Voluntary National Review on the SDGs, due to be delivered to the UNs High Level Political Forum in July 2018.. The summit ...
this page is currently under construction as a running list of pertinent and well-maintained internet resources related to the field of sustainable development John Mutters definition of Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development means continued prosperity shared globally and achieved without dire consequences for the very environment that is necessary for our continued wellbeing. (from Mutters Spring…
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of sustainable development.
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) today released its 2014 Residential Electricity Price Trends report on factors driving electricity prices in each state and territory, which shows prices are mostly flat or falling.. The report analyses trends in the competitive market sectors of the electricity industry, the regulated networks sector, and resulting from government environmental policies. The factors driving each of the three are different, so understanding price trends involves looking into each individually.. The cost of supplying electricity has already fallen in 2014/15 following removal of the carbon price and is expected to remain stable over the following two years, although trends vary across the states and territories due to local factors.. AEMC Chairman John Pierce said the cost of poles and wires, which had previously led to significant price growth, was now expected to moderate under new rules introduced by the Commission.. The cost of the regulated network sector is ...
Indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities across the United States are fighting for environmental justice (EJ). These communities have been disproportionately burdened by polluting industrial facilities and land and natural resource exploitation, which cause serious health impacts and safety hazards. EJ communities are pushing back, demanding transparency and accountability from policymakers and corporations.. Science could play a powerful role in the EJ movement. But too often, science has been used by powerful interests to minimize and dismiss community EJ concerns. The resulting legacy of mistrust creates serious challenges to productive scientist/community collaboration on EJ issues.. If our nation is to live up to its professed ideals of justice, we must overcome these challenges. Science should be a means, not an obstacle, to achieving environmental justice and informing policy decisions that benefit all. The Environmental Justice and Science Initiative ...
Abstract: This study explores the international impact of Chinese language learning on the management policy of a community Chinese language school in the United States. Chinese language schools in the U.S. used to teach Mandarin to Mandarin-speaking students who are highly homogeneous in their linguistic and cultural backgrounds. However, as the impact of Chinas recent economic development has become more international, so has the influence of Chinese language learning? This international impact of Chinese language learning is reflected in the increasingly heterogeneous student population in many Chinese language schools in the United States. These schools have to adapt their management policy to accommodate these new students, who may have a multicultural, multilingual background and do not speak Mandarin at home. This study examines one such school.This study is a case study of a Chinese language schools adaptations in its management policy when it faces the international impact of Chinese ...
We acknowledge that, throughout the world, children face significant threats to health from an array of environmental hazards. The protection of human health remains a fundamental objective of environmental policies to achieve sustainable development. We increasingly understand that the health and well-being of our families depends upon a clean and healthy environment. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of children, who are particularly vulnerable to pollution. Evidence is growing that pollution at levels or concentrations below existing alert thresholds can cause or contribute to human health problems and our countries present levels of protection may not, in some cases, provide children with adequate protection.. Among the most important environmental health threats to children worldwide are microbiological and chemical contaminants in drinking water, air pollution that exacerbates illness and death from respiratory problems, polluted waters, toxic substances, pesticides, and ...
In spite of the increasing international popularity of the notion of ecosystem services, it is not very widely applied in Dutch environmental policies. There is therefore a great need to highlight experiences and expertise in the field in order to generate interest and support among policy makers in the Netherlands.. With its Exploring Ecosystem Services project, the IVM is seeking to develop an analytical framework with which ecosystem service applications can be demonstrated in the context of Dutch policies. The end products of this flagship project include a national workshop, a case study in Surinam, scientific publications and course material for Bachelors and Masters programmes at VU Amsterdam ...
2016 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development. International Rivers is a recipient of a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions that champions the protection of rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them by stopping destructive dams and promoting water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world. This grant will deepen its engagement on environmental policy development with Chinese hydropower developers. The organization will continue efforts to score and rank systematically major players in the Chinese overseas hydropower industry on their environmental and social policies and project performance; sustain active engagement with hydropower companies including Sinohydro, Gezhouba and Hydrolancang to improve policy standards and increase accountability in the implementation of those standards; and share lessons learned with other NGOs working on a variety of China-focused climate, environment and human rights issues around the ...
He writes and speaks frequently on the environment, energy and economic development, malaria eradication, climate change, human rights, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. His articles have appeared in newspapers (Wall Street Journal, Washington Times , Investors Business Daily, New York Post , Houston Chronicle, and others) and magazines (Risk Management, American Coal, Hispanic Times and others) and on news and opinion websites in the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Peru, Venezuela, South Africa, Uganda, Bangladesh and other countries. Driessens book, Eco-Imperialism: Green Power - Black Death, documents the harm that restrictive environmental policies often have on poor people , especially in developing countries, by restricting their access to life-enhancing modern technologies . It is in its second US printing and has also been published in Argentina (Spanish), India (English), Germany (German) and Italy (Italian). He was editor for Energy Keepers - Energy ...
OECDs comprehensive review of Finlands environmental programs and policies covers air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social interface, and international commitments. The review includes relevant statistical information as well as a series of recommendations for strengthening environmental infrastructure, implementing environmental policy and integrating environmental concerns into economic decisions.
In June 1997, the responsibility of Egypts first full time Minister of State for Environmental Affairs was assigned as stated in the Presidential Decree no.275/1997. From thereon, the new Ministry of Sate for Environmental Affairs (MSEA) has focused, in close collaboration with the national and international development partners, on defining environmental policies, setting priorities and implementing initiatives within a context of sustainable development ...
The Reference scenario is based on the Current Policies scenarios published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in World Energy Outlook 2011 (WEO 2011). It only takes existing international energy and environmental policies into account. Its assumptions include, for example, continuing progress in electricity and gas market reforms, the liberalisation of crossborder energy trade and recent policies designed to combat environmental pollution. The Reference scenario does not include additional policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the IEAs projections only extend to 2035, they have been extended by extrapolating their key macroeconomic and energy indicators forward to 2050. This provides a baseline for comparison with the Energy [R]evolution scenario. The global Energy [R]evolution scenario has a key target to reduce worldwide carbon dioxide emissions from energy use down to a level of below 4 Gigatonnes per year by 2050 in order to hold the increase in average global temperature ...
Individual countries are in the process of legislating responses to the challenges posed by climate change. The prospect of rising carbon prices raises concerns in these nations about the effects on the competitiveness of their own energy-intensive industries and the potential for carbon leakage, particularly leakage to emerging economies that lack comparable regulation. In response, certain developed countries are proposing controversial trade-related measures and allowance allocation designs to complement their climate policies. Missing from much of the debate on trade-related measures is a broader understanding of how climate policies implemented unilaterally (or subglobally) affect all countries in the global trading system. Arguably, the largest impacts are from the targeted carbon pricing itself, which generates macroeconomic effects, terms-of-trade changes, and shifts in global energy demand and prices; it also changes the relative prices of certain energy-intensive goods. This paper ...
3. Elaboration on Departmental Activities That Contribute to the Goals and Targets under Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) Themes I-III.. The following are the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Themes and Targets for which NRCan makes a significant contribution. By following the link for each FSDS Target, you can find out what FSDS implementation strategies NRCan contributes to under each target. Further links will take to you to information about departmental activities related to those Implementation Strategies.. ...
Trained at Harvard as an architect and engineer, Michael OHare came to Berkeley after teaching positions at MIT and Harvards Kennedy School, and real-world employment at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Bostons Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. His research history has included periods of attention to biofuels and global warming policy, environmental policy generally including the NIMBY problem and facility siting, arts and cultural policy, public management, and higher education pedagogy. OHare was the principal investigator for Berkeleys contract research for the California Air Resources Board for implementation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and published most recently on fuel policies for global warming reduction, especially biofuels, their indirect land use change and food price effects, and the importance of time and uncertainty in relating fuel carbon intensity to warming policy.. He has been editor of the Curriculum and Case Notes ...
Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. Mr. Kimmell has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCSs Power Ahead campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states.. Prior to joining UCS in May 2014, Mr. Kimmell was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), an agency with a $100 million budget and 800 employees, including a large staff of scientists and engineers. As commissioner, he also served as chairman of the board of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, helping to prod the nine member states to reduce power plant carbon emissions by almost 50 percent through 2020, ...
Princeton has been a great place to pursue my graduate studies. I feel that my decision to join the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Princeton is constantly rewarded by the many diverse academic opportunities offered to graduate students on campus. For example, I have had the opportunity to study the policy implications of my research as a Science Technology and Environmental Policy fellow through the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy. This is a certificate program for engineers and scientists aimed at exposing them to the policy implications associated with their research.. Read More. ...
For a number of reasons, this kind of fragmented approach to protecting the environment will not be as successful in the future as it has been in the past. In this country the most obvious controls already have been applied to the most obvious problems. Yet complex and less obvious environmental problems remain, and the aggregate cost of controlling those problems one-by-one is rising.. Moreover, this country--and the rest of the world--are facing emerging environmental problems of unprecedented scope. Population growth and industrial expansion worldwide are straining global ecosystems. Never before in history have human activities threatened to change atmospheric chemistry to such an extent that global climate patterns were altered.. Given the diversity, complexity, and scope of the environmental problems of concern today, it is critically important that U.S. environmental policy evolves in several fundamental ways. Essentially, national policy affecting the environment must become more ...
Sarah Preheim (Department of Environmental Health and Engineering), Anand Gnanadesikan ( Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences). Environmental policy is increasingly based on results from computer simulations, but more integration between models and observations is needed to make sound decisions. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)regularly uses models to set the total maximum daily load (TMDL) limits for nutrients entering watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay, with the goal of making all waterways in the US fishable and swimmable under the Clean Water Act. Predictions used for policy decisions are typically informed by a series of models, refined by observations and represent input from a variety of scientists.. We propose to optimize the integration of sequence-based approaches into biogeochemical models, with specific application to ChesROMs, a model of the Chesapeake Bay Dead-zone. Run-off from agricultural and urban areas pollutes the Bay surface waters with ...
It is however, important to note that not all policy makers understand and value the concept of conservation; hence some policies may lack conservation understanding. Devenish (2005, p. 110) states that, Environmental problems cannot be understood without reference to the social, economic and political organisation of the societies in which they emerge, and that, Environmental policy is inextricably intertwined with political ideology. It is against therefore imperative that politicians involve ecologists in policy formulations in order to allow influence from an ecological point of view. Policies and the implementation thereof may vary across countries, since different individuals are involved. It is important that those responsible for the formulation and the implementation thereof first understand the values and norms of the people that are going to be affected by such policies. This will help the policies to avoid conflict with the people thereby avoiding protest from the community in ...
This informative flyer explains how reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions can contribute to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The flyer also provides information about the side event organized by the CCAC and UNEP at the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, invited speakers and the event programme.. ...
Eda graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University-Turkey, in 2000. She has a MS degree in Economics in 2003 from the same university. Her masters thesis is related to the area of urban economics and is entitled Hedonic Price Analysis of Office Rents: A Case Study of the Office Market in Ankara. After receiving her MS degree, she had continued with the PhD program in Economics at Middle East Technical University till the end of 2006. From September 2007, she has been enrolled to the PhD program in the UCD School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. Her current research is related to the sub-project Urban Sprawl which is carried out under Urban Environment Project funded by Environmental Protection Agency. She is also taking part in the PLUREL-EU 6th Framework Project-which finances and contributes to her PhD research. In her PhD thesis, she is mainly focused on economic impacts of transportation infrastructure provision on land ...
Several former Environmental Protection Agency administrators on Tuesday offered strong rebukes of the Trump administrations approach to environmental policy and commitment to science, saying its handling of the EPA will have negative consequences for Americans.
Despite their complexity, nested systems may, in some countries, be more likely to mobilize collective actions and achieve large-scale mitigation than a pure national approach, i.e. where only national governments have access to result-based payments. This is particularly true in contexts where governmental institutions do not have the resources to establish and enforce environmental policies and regulations.. Nested systems may also be necessary where the legal right to forest carbon should rest with those who own or have the management right to the forest. Results-based payments to national governments for ERs achieved at the national level may generate conflicts with stakeholders who claim rights to ERs accrued on a variety of lands-including private lands, lands of indigenous people, lands of peasant communities, lands granted in concessions, and lands that are under the jurisdiction of subnational governments. In other words, a national government monetizing all the countrys ERs, ...