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Environmental Assessment Of Products

Author : Henrik Wenzel
ISBN : 0792378598
Genre : Nature
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This major two volume work presents a new decision making tool which enables manufacturers and scientists to undertake life-cycle assessment (LCA) of new products from the design and development stages. The methodology allows the enviromental consequences of a product to enter into decision making in the same way as traditional commercial parameters such as price, quality, etc. Significantly, it is in accordance with international consensus, as defined by SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization). Moreover, the individual steps have been made operational through the creation of a collection of tools for assessment. The books are derived from the Environmental Design of Industrial Products (EDIP) programme organized by the Technical University of Denmark and five leading Danish companies. The project was sponsored by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Confederation of Danish Industries.
Category: Nature

Strategic Environmental Assessment In Action

Author : Riki Therivel
ISBN : 9781849772655
Genre : Architecture
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This practical guide on how to carry out strategic environmental assessment (SEA) presents a coherent 'how to do it' approach for the practitioner. It is the first publication to take account of the requirements of the European Union Directive 2001/42/EC - known as the 'SEA Directive' - and the UNECE Protocol on SEA. Part I provides an overview of the aims, principles, advantages and problems of SEA as well as looking at the SEA Directive and its requirements. Part II examines the SEA process in considerable detail including setting the context, describing the baseline, identifying alternatives, predicting and evaluating impacts and using the SEA information in monitoring and decision-making. Part III is devoted to assuring SEA quality with a discussion of resources and capacity building. Employing real-life case studies, each chapter presents a range of techniques and discusses what the final product should look like. Appendices provide a wealth of additional information including text of the SEA Directive and the UNECE Protocol on SEA, and a 'toolkit' of SEA techniques. The approach and techniques in Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action are useful for anyone carrying out SEA at any level from policy to programme, international to local, but particularly for practitioners responsible for implementing the SEA Directive.
Category: Architecture

Environmental Assessment Sourcebook Guidelines For Environmental Assessment Of Energy And Industry Projects

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ISBN : 0821318454
Genre : Economic development
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World Bank Technical Paper No. 139. Also available: Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-1844-6) Stock No. 11844; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-1845-4) Stock No. 11845. Provides state-of-the-art guidance and information on the procedural requirements and practical aspects of environmental assessment in various sector- and location-specific contexts. Three volumes also available in Arabic: Volume 1 (ISBN 0-8213-3523-5) Stock No. 13523; Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-3617-7) Stock No. 13617; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-3618-5) Stock No. 13618.
Category: Economic development

Handbook Of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author : Barry Sadler
ISBN : 9781844073658
Genre : Political Science
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Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1. Introduction Part I SEA Frameworks 2. SEA in Australia 3. SEA in Canada 4. SEA in New Zealand 5. SEA in the United States 6. SEA in the Asian Region 7. SEA in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia 8. SEA in the European Union 9. SEA in Southern Africa 10. The SEA Protocol Part II SEA Application 11. SEA and Transport Planning 12. SEA and Water Management 13. Regional Sectoral Assessment and Extractive Industries 14. SEA and Coastal Zone Management Part III SEA Linkage to Other Instruments 15. Thematic Overview of Linkages Between SEA and Other Instruments 16. SEA and Environmental Planning and Management Tools 17. Landscape Planning 18. SEA as a Tool for Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity in Developing Countries 19. Using SEA to Enhance Poverty Reduction Strategies 20. SEA and Spatial Planning Part IV Cross Cutting Issues in SEA 21. Environmental Indicators in SEA 22. Some Wider Reflections on the Challenge of Public Participation in SEA 23. Addressing Health Impacts in SEA 24. Managing Cumulative Impacts: Making it Happen 25. Transboundary Issues in SEA 26. Planning in Tiers? Tiering as a Way of Linking SEA and EIA Part V SEA Process Development and Capacity Building 27. SEA Process Development and Capacity-building - a Thematic Overview 28. SEA Theory and Research: an Analysis of the Discourse 29. Professional and Institutional Capacity Building for SEA 30. Developing SEA Guidance 31. Institutional Challenges for SEA Implementation and Decision Making: Search for Appropriate Organizations 32. From Formulation to Implementation: Strengthening SEA through Follow-up 33. SEA Knowledge and its use in Information Sharing, Training and Learning Part VI: Toward Integrated, Sustainability Assessment 34. From SEA to Sustainability Assessment 35. Assessment for Sustainable Development
Category: Political Science

Environmental Assessment On Energy And Sustainability By Data Envelopment Analysis

Author : Toshiyuki Sueyoshi
ISBN : 9781118979341
Genre : Mathematics
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Introduces a bold, new model for energy industry pollution prevention and sustainable growth Balancing industrial pollution prevention with economic growth is one of the knottiest problems faced by industry today. Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis introduces a novel approach to using data envelopment analysis (DEA) as a powerful tool for achieving that balance in the energy industries—the world's largest producers of greenhouse gases. It describes a rigorous framework that integrates elements of the social sciences, corporate strategy, regional economics, energy economics, and environmental policy, and delivers a methodology and a set of strategies for promoting green innovation while solving key managerial challenges to greenhouse gas reduction and business growth. In writing this book the authors have drawn upon their pioneering work and considerable experience in the field to develop an unconventional, holistic approach to using DEA to assess key aspects of sustainability development. The book is divided into two sections, the first of which lays out a conventional framework of DEA as the basis for new research directions. In the second section, the authors delve into conceptual and methodological extensions of conventional DEA for solving problems of environmental assessment in all contemporary energy industry sectors. Introduces a powerful new approach to using DEA to achieve pollution prevention, sustainability, and business growth Covers the fundamentals of DEA, including theory, statistical models, and practical issues of conventional applications of DEA Explores new statistical modeling strategies and explores their economic and business implications Examines applications of DEA to environmental analysis across the complete range of energy industries, including coal, petroleum, shale gas, nuclear energy, renewables, and more Summarizes important studies and nearly 800 peer reviewed articles on energy, the environment, and sustainability Environmental Assessment on Energy and Sustainability by Data Envelopment Analysis is a must-read for researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners in the energy industries, as well as government officials and policymakers tasked with regulating the environmental impacts of industrial pollution.
Category: Mathematics

Strategic Environmental Assessment And Land Use Planning

Author : Michael Short
ISBN : 9781136556579
Genre : Architecture
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'A wonderfully international and up-to-date perspective on strategic environmental assessment of land use plans by leading experts in the field. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning covers not only how much such SEAs are carried out and in what context, but whether they are effective and why. It provides invaluable insights for practitioners and researchers in this rapidy evolving field' Riki Therivel, author of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action Strategic Environmental Assessment and Land Use Planning provides an authoritative, international evaluation of the SEA of land use plans. The editors place the SEA of land use plans in context, and uniquely qualified contributors then evaluate systems in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and the World Bank. These chapters provide a description of the context in each country, a case study of the use of SEA in land use planning and an evaluation of each SEA system against a set of generic criteria specially designed to anlayse different aspects of SEA. The contributors critically review each SEA system, SEA process and SEA outcome, and conclude by summarizing their findings. The editors draw the various national perspectives together in a final chapter and derive widely applicable conclusions about SEA and land use planning. This book is a core text for all students in environmental assessment, land use planning, environmental science, environmental management, development studies, geography, landscape design and law and engineering. It is also essential reading for all governments and environmental regulators, academics, researchers and environmental and planning consultants worldwide who are involvedin SEA research, practice and training.
Category: Architecture

Environmental Assessment

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ISBN : 0727719890
Genre : Economic development
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This special publication is aimed at government, planning authorities, developers, design and other consultants, and environmental groups. Its objective is to heighten awareness and encourage due consideration of environmental implications during the planning, design, construction adn operation stages of any scheme, and when considering arrangements for closure and decommissioning where relevant.
Category: Economic development

Environmental Assessment Sourcebook Policies Procedures And Cross Sectoral Issues

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ISBN : 0821318438
Genre : Business & Economics
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World Bank Technical Paper No. 139. Also available: Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-1844-6) Stock No. 11844; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-1845-4) Stock No. 11845. Provides state-of-the-art guidance and information on the procedural requirements and practical aspects of environmental assessment in various sector- and location-specific contexts. Three volumes also available in Arabic: Volume 1 (ISBN 0-8213-3523-5) Stock No. 13523; Volume 2 (ISBN 0-8213-3617-7) Stock No. 13617; Volume 3 (ISBN 0-8213-3618-5) Stock No. 13618.
Category: Business & Economics

Environmental Assessment

Author : Ross Singleton
ISBN : 0727726129
Genre : Science
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Environmental assessment is a relatively new area of work and very few practical guides to the subject exist - until now. This invaluable text provides practical information and guidance on why environmental impact assessments are necessary, what they are intended to achieve, what the legal requirements are and, most importantly, how to carry them out on a wide range of projects. The text contains many examples of best practice for a variety of circumstances.
Category: Science

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author : Barry Sadler
ISBN : 9781849772631
Genre : Architecture
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This unique sourcebook provides a global, state-of-the-art review of the rapidly evolving field of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is intended to serve as a baseline for the work of an OECD Task Team on SEA and a UNEP initiative on integrated planning and assessment. It describes trends in application and experience in different contexts worldwide, providing in-depth coverage of the status of SEA systems, and practice in developed, transitional and developing countries by a range of development agencies. The book draws on a large body of published and unpublished material, and contributions from a wide range of individual experts, organizations and agencies. It provides an unparalleled and invaluable understanding of the emerging scope and potential of SEA and describes how, when and where it is being used. The sourcebook includes a probing review of concepts, terminology, approaches and tools of SEA, and a comparative analysis of the different types of existing SEA systems. The volume also contains many case examples illustrating SEA practice in different countries and contexts, a full set of references and a number of appendices containing source materials.
Category: Architecture

Environmental Assessment In Countries In Transition

Author : Ed Bellinger
ISBN : 9639116920
Genre : Nature
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"This study will be of interest to EA practitioners in public administration; development and consultant organizations; training and educational and research institutes; and international and bilateral aid agencies. Project level EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and, to a lesser extent, SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) for planning and other strategic level actions have been, or are being, introduced in the great majority of countries in transition (CIT). As yet, however, most of the countries have only limited experience in formulating "state of the art" EIA regulations and applying them satisfactorily. Furthermore, such experiences in CITs that do exist are not yet sufficiently well documented and widely disseminated. This report should be of considerable value in helping strengthen EA regulation and practice in the region."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Nature

The Impact Of Environmental Assessment

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ISBN : 0821339230
Genre : Business & Economics
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China is in the throes of two transitions: from a command economy to a market-based one and from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrial one. So far, both transitions have been spectacularly successful. China is the fastest-growing economy in the world, with per capita incomes more than quadrupling since 1978, achieving in two generations what took other countries centuries. Although swift growth and structural change have resolved many problems, they also have created new challenges: employment insecurity, growing inequality, stubborn poverty, mounting environmental pressures, rising costs of food self-sufficiency, and periods of macroeconomic instability stemming from incomplete reforms. Unmet, these challenges could undermine the sustainability of growth, and China's promise could fade. China 2020, a seven-volume set, examines China's recent history, where it is today, and the path it should follow during the first two decades of the 21st century. The volume in the set entitled, Old Age Security: Pension Reform in China highlights two severe difficulties with China's current pension system: the urgent and immediate problem of the pension burden placed on state-owned enterprises, and the longer-term predicament arising from a rapidly aging population. State enterprises inherited heavy pension obligations from the central planning era. With the transition to a market economy, employment in the state enterprise sector is declining, while the number of pensioners is rising rapidly. The study recommends a unified pension system that includes both mandatory funded individual accounts and a social insurance scheme. It also endorses a sustainable contribution rate that attaches considerable importance to long-term financial viability (more than 60 years) and examines the risks associated with low compliance rates and low interest rates.
Category: Business & Economics

Epa Environmental Assessment Sourcebook

Author : J. Russell Boulding
ISBN : 1575040093
Genre : Law
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors constant publication of the latest soil and groundwater contamination studies. Editor J. Russell Boulding has compiled the most recent and the best of these documents in the EPA Environmental Assessment Sourcebook. This book is required reading for both the novice and the experienced environmental academic or technician. Boulding's selections address the basic concepts of contaminant behavior through the newest sampling techniques. The EPA Environmental Assessment Sourcebook is an essential and convenient tool for anyone on the cutting edge of contamination detection, monitoring, and hopefully, someday, prevention.
Category: Law

Environmental Assessment In Practice

Author : Owen Harrop
ISBN : 9781134729784
Genre : Science
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This text explains what constitutes good practice in applying environmental assessment as an environmental management tool. A wide range of case studies and other student text features are employed to demonstrate how the different methods, techniques and disciplines of environmental assessment can be used. The authors address the key concepts for environmental assessment procedures: methods for using E.A.; techniques for impact prediction and evaluation; environmental risk assessment; EA consultation and participation; project management; environmental statement review and post-project analysis; and strategic environmental assessment. Worldwide case studies include: gas pipelines, hydroelectric power plants, gold mining, river crossings, waste-to-energy plants and gravel extraction in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Iceland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Ghana.
Category: Science

Environmental Assessment

Author : United States. Bureau of Land Management. California Desert District
ISBN : UOM:39015014912698
Genre : California Desert National Conservation Area (Calif.)
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Category: California Desert National Conservation Area (Calif.)