The Common Sense Initiative

The Common Sense Initiative

Author: Carol Martha Browner

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112097778143

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 4

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Categories: Environmental protection

Thinking Ecologically

Thinking Ecologically

This book begins the process of accomplishing these challenging goals.

Author: Marian Chertow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300073038

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 851

Twenty-five years ago, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was so contaminated that it caught fire, air pollution in some cities was thick enough to taste, and environmental laws focused on the obvious enemy: large American factories with belching smokestacks and pipes gushing wastes. Federal legislation has succeeded in providing cleaner air and water, but we now confront a different set of environmental problems--less visible and more subtle. This important book offers thought-provoking ideas on how America can respond to changing public health and ecological risks and create sound environmental policy for the future. The innovative thinkers of the Next Generation Project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy--experts from business, government, nongovernmental organizations, and academia--propose reforms that balance environmental efforts with other public needs and issues. They call for new foundations for environmental law and policy, adoption of a more diverse set of policy tools and strategies (economic incentives, ecolabels), and new connections between critical sectors (agriculture, energy, transportation, service providers) and environmental policy. Future progress must involve not only officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental protection departments, say the authors, but also decision-makers as diverse as mayors, farmers, energy company executives, and delivery route planners. To be effective, next-generation policy-making will view environmental challenges comprehensively, connect academic theory with practical policy, and bridge the gaps that have caused recent policy debates to break down in rancor. This book begins the process of accomplishing these challenging goals.
Categories: Political Science

The Common Sense Initiative

The Common Sense Initiative

Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:768491318

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 4

View: 296

Categories: Environmental protection

Leaders Laggards

Leaders   Laggards

The book will be essential reading for environmental policy-makers, regulatory and other government officials responsible for policy design and implementation, academics and postgraduate students in environmental management, environmental ...

Author: Neil Gunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026130000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 203

Consensus is growing internationally that traditional command-and-control approaches to environmental regulation have borne much of their low-hanging fruit. Yet it is far from clear what should complement or replace them. Regulatory agencies and policy-makers are struggling with a lack of information about regulatory reform, about what works and what doesn't, and about how best to harness the resources of both government and non-government stakeholders. Progress is being impeded unnecessarily by a lack of shared knowledge of how similar agencies elsewhere are meeting similar challenges and by a lack of data on the success or otherwise of existing initiatives. Despite recent and valuable attempts to deal with such problems in the European Union and North America, these remain islands of wisdom in a sea of ignorance. For example, when it comes to dealing with small and medium-sized enterprises, very little is known, and what is known is not effectively distilled and disseminated. Much the same could be said about the roles of third parties, commercial and non-commercial, as surrogate regulators, and more broadly of many current initiatives to reconfigure the regulatory state. Based on the authors' work for the OECD, Victorian Environmental Protection Authority and the Western Australian Department of Environment Protection, Leaders and Laggards addresses these problems by identifying innovative regulatory best practice internationally in a number of specific contexts, evaluating empirically the effectiveness of regulatory reform and providing policy prescriptions that would better enable agencies to fulfil their regulatory missions. Focusing primarily on the differing requirements for both corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in North America and Europe, the book aims to complement existing initiatives and to expand knowledge of regulatory reform by showing: how existing experience can best be put to practical use "on the ground"; by drawing lessons from experiments in innovative regulation internationally; by reporting and extrapolating on original case studies; and by advancing understanding on which instruments and strategies are likely to be of most value and why. The authors argue that the development of theory has outstripped its application. In essence, Leaders and Laggards aims to ground a myriad of theory on the reinvention of environmental regulation into practice. The book will be essential reading for environmental policy-makers, regulatory and other government officials responsible for policy design and implementation, academics and postgraduate students in environmental management, environmental law and environmental policy, and a more general readership within environmental policy and management studies. It will also be of interest to those in industry, such as environmental managers and corporate strategists, who are considering the use of more innovative environmental and regulatory strategies, and to environmental NGOs.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Generation of Environmental Protection Epa s 5 Year Strategic Plan

New Generation of Environmental Protection Epa s 5 Year Strategic Plan

New Generation Of Environmental Protection EPA's 5 Year Strategic Plan

Author: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1722471611

Category:

Page: 166

View: 580

New Generation Of Environmental Protection EPA's 5 Year Strategic Plan
Categories:

New Generation of Environmental Protection

New Generation of Environmental Protection

This collection of publications ranges from historic documents to reports released in the new millennium, and features works like: Bicycle for a Better Environment, Health Effects of Increasing Sulfur Oxides Emissions Draft, and Women and ...

Author: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Publisher: BiblioGov

ISBN: 1289218811

Category:

Page: 28

View: 771

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was introduced on December 2, 1970 by President Richard Nixon. The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment, by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. The EPA's struggle to protect health and the environment is seen through each of its official publications. These publications outline new policies, detail problems with enforcing laws, document the need for new legislation, and describe new tactics to use to solve these issues. This collection of publications ranges from historic documents to reports released in the new millennium, and features works like: Bicycle for a Better Environment, Health Effects of Increasing Sulfur Oxides Emissions Draft, and Women and Environmental Health.
Categories:

Stumbling Toward Sustainability

Stumbling Toward Sustainability

GOV : TRANSFORMING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ( 2000 ) ( hereinafter ... 1 ( 2001 ) ; Daniel C. Esty , Next Generation Environmental Law ...

Author: John C. Dernbach

Publisher: Environmental Law Institute

ISBN: 1585760366

Category: Law

Page: 1004

View: 501

In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the nations of the world agreed to implement an ambitious plan for ecologically sustainable human development. This book is a comprehensive review of U.S. efforts to achieve such development since Rio. The U.S. has unquestionably begun to take steps toward sustainable development. Yet the nation is now far from being a sustainable society, and in many respects is farther away than it was in 1992. Nevertheless, legal and policy tools are available to put the U.S. on a direct path to sustainability. This book brings together 42 distinguished experts from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. It is among the most thorough assessments ever conducted of U.S. law and policy concerning the environment.
Categories: Law

Second Generation

Second Generation

Author: Debra S. Knopman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:35769034

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 16

View: 219

Categories: Environmental policy

Leaders and Laggards

Leaders and Laggards

Based on the authors' work for the OECD, Victorian Environmental Protection Authority and the Western Australian Department of Environment Protection, Leaders and Laggards addresses these problems by identifying innovative regulatory best ...

Author: Neil Gunningham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351281980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 428

Consensus is growing internationally that traditional command-and-control approaches to environmental regulation have borne much of their low-hanging fruit. Yet it is far from clear what should complement or replace them. Regulatory agencies and policy-makers are struggling with a lack of information about regulatory reform, about what works and what doesn't, and about how best to harness the resources of both government and non-government stakeholders. Progress is being impeded unnecessarily by a lack of shared knowledge of how similar agencies elsewhere are meeting similar challenges and by a lack of data on the success or otherwise of existing initiatives. Despite recent and valuable attempts to deal with such problems in the European Union and North America, these remain islands of wisdom in a sea of ignorance. For example, when it comes to dealing with small and medium-sized enterprises, very little is known, and what is known is not effectively distilled and disseminated. Much the same could be said about the roles of third parties, commercial and non-commercial, as surrogate regulators, and more broadly of many current initiatives to reconfigure the regulatory state. Based on the authors' work for the OECD, Victorian Environmental Protection Authority and the Western Australian Department of Environment Protection, Leaders and Laggards addresses these problems by identifying innovative regulatory best practice internationally in a number of specific contexts, evaluating empirically the effectiveness of regulatory reform and providing policy prescriptions that would better enable agencies to fulfil their regulatory missions. Focusing primarily on the differing requirements for both corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in North America and Europe, the book aims to complement existing initiatives and to expand knowledge of regulatory reform by showing: how existing experience can best be put to practical use "on the ground"; by drawing lessons from experiments in innovative regulation internationally; by reporting and extrapolating on original case studies; and by advancing understanding on which instruments and strategies are likely to be of most value and why. The authors argue that the development of theory has outstripped its application. In essence, Leaders and Laggards aims to ground a myriad of theory on the reinvention of environmental regulation into practice. The book will be essential reading for environmental policy-makers, regulatory and other government officials responsible for policy design and implementation, academics and postgraduate students in environmental management, environmental law and environmental policy, and a more general readership within environmental policy and management studies. It will also be of interest to those in industry, such as environmental managers and corporate strategists, who are considering the use of more innovative environmental and regulatory strategies, and to environmental NGOs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Beyond Environmental Law

Beyond Environmental Law

This book offers a vision for the third generation of environmental law designed to enhance its ability to protect our environment.

Author: Alyson C. Flournoy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139486866

Category: Law

Page:

View: 219

This book offers a vision for the third generation of environmental law designed to enhance its ability to protect our environment. The book presents two core proposals, an Environmental Legacy Act to preserve a defined environmental legacy for future generations and an Environmental Competition Statute to spark movement to new clean technologies. The first proposal would require, for the first time, that the federal government define an environmental legacy that it must preserve for future generations. The second would establish a market competition to maximize environmental protection. The balance of the book provides complementary proposals and analysis. The first generation of environmental law sought broad protection of health and the environment in a fairly fragmented way. The second sought to enhance environmental law's efficiency through cost-benefit analysis and market mechanisms. These proposals seek to create a broader, more creative approach to solving environmental problems.
Categories: Law

Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments

Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments

This volume deliberately aims to break new ground in providing the conceptual tools necessary for the next generation of environmental policies.

Author: B. Dente

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401585040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 725

Environmental policy is undergoing a dramatic transformation. The problems connected with global change, the need for preventative action, and the growing importance of non-source pollution call for new courses of action and new institutional arrangements. In this situation, it is fairly obvious that both the traditional command and control policy instruments and the more modern financial and economic instruments are increasingly under stress. This volume deliberately aims to break new ground in providing the conceptual tools necessary for the next generation of environmental policies. In doing so, it covers a wide interdisciplinary range, from public policy analysis to international law, and draws upon much international experience, well reflected by the mixed composition of the contributors. On the basis of a shared theoretical framework, the book explores the potential of new policy instruments, such as policy evaluation or mediation, proposes alternative institutional arrangements for dealing with the issues, classifies existing instruments, and illuminates the process through which old and new tools can be set into operation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Strengthening Science at the U S Environmental Protection Agency National Research Council NRC Findings

Strengthening Science at the U S  Environmental Protection Agency  National Research Council  NRC  Findings

... Administrator MESSAGE FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR I am proud to present EPA's five - year strategic plan , The New Generation of Environmental Protection .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000044855734

Category: Environmental laboratories

Page: 2439

View: 244

Categories: Environmental laboratories

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

To achieve new generation of environmental protection and to promote community - based protection , the President submits a budget which to a greater degree ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C054630998

Category: United States

Page:

View: 318

Categories: United States

Environmental Governance in Taiwan

Environmental Governance in Taiwan

This book aims to analyse environmental governance mechanisms and actors in Taiwan through a multi-disciplinary research approach.

Author: Simona A. Grano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317567448

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

View: 716

Three decades of rapid industrialization until the lifting of martial law in 1987, with little or no concern for the environment, have made Taiwan’s environmental degradation a serious problem. In the past twenty years, Taiwan has seen a surge of environmental organizations, which to a certain degree have enjoyed a remarkable success in fighting polluting industries or affecting policies on behalf of the environment. This book aims to analyse environmental governance mechanisms and actors in Taiwan through a multi-disciplinary research approach. Based on extensive and original research, it includes four different case studies, which have all taken place since 2011. It focuses on four major elements of governance - specifically norms, actors, processes, and outcomes - to examine Taiwan’s national and local environmental governance in the post-2008 period. The book shows how the painful lessons Taiwan has learned throughout its transition should be of interest to other developing countries, illustrating how these positive transformations have managed to bring about a more ecologically friendly mode of economic development. Demonstrating that the battle to further ecological sustainability is also a battle to further democratisation, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Taiwan Studies, Developmental Studies and Environmental Studies.
Categories: Political Science