Trovati 140 documenti.
Trovati 140 documenti.
Baltimore, Published for Resources for the Future, by the Johns Hopkins University Press 
New York, Wiley 
New York, etc.: John Wiley & Sons, 1975.
Cheltenham (UK) ; Northampton (MA) : Edward Elgar, c2005.)
Abstract: The first Handbook of original articles by leading scholars of global environmental politics, this landmark volume maps the latest theoretical and empirical research in this young and growing field. Captured here are the dynamic and energetic debates over concerns for the health of the planet and how they might best be addressed. The introductory chapters explore the intellectual trends and evolving parameters in the field of global environmental politics. They make a case for an expansive definition of the field, one that embraces an interdisciplinary literature on the connections between global politics and environmental change. The remaining chapters are divided into three broad themes - states, governance and security; capitalism, trade and corporations; and knowledge, civil societies and ethics - with each section providing a cohesive discussion of current issues. In-depth explorations are given to topics such as: global commons, renewable energy, the effectiveness of environmental cooperation, regulations and corporate standards, trade liberalization and global environmental governance, and science and environmental citizenship. A comprehensive survey of the latest research, the Handbook is a necessary reference for scholars, students and policymakers in the field of global environmental politics.
Washington, DC : Resources for the future, c2000.
Abstract: The first edition of Public Policies for Environmental Protection contributed significantly to the incorporation of economic analysis in the study of environmental policy. Fully revised to account for changes in the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework of environmental policy, the second edition features updated chapters on the EPA and federal regulation, air and water pollution policy, and hazardous and toxic substances. It includes entirely new chapters on market-based environmental policies, global climate change, solid waste, and, for the first time, coverage of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Portney, Stavins, and their contributors provide an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and journalists---anyone who needs up-to-date information on U.S. environmental policy. With their careful explanation of policy alternatives, the authors provide an ideal book for students in courses about environmental economics or environmental politics.
Washington DC : The brookings institution : Resources for the future, c1995
Abstract: The authors look at who pays the costs for cleaning up toxic waste sites under the current Superfund liability scheme on a site-by-site basis. They analyze the incidence of different taxing mechanisms and compare the financial effects on specific industries of the current Superfund program and of several alternative liability and tax mechanisms.
Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future, c2001.
Abstract: Reauthorization of the Superfund law continues to be a major source of controversy among political leaders and environmental activists. Some seek a major overhaul of the statute, arguing that considerable cleanup still needs to be done. Others oppose major changes, asserting that cleanup is almost complete. One of the most contentious issues in the debate is whether the taxes that once stocked the Superfund Trust Fund need to be reinstated. The answer depends in large part on how much money EPA will need to implement the Superfund program. To inform this discussion, the U.S. Congress asked Resources for the Future (RFF) to estimate the program's future costs. The results of this research are included in Superfund's Future, a book that will become an essential reference for all participants in the debate about one of the nation's most controversial environmental programs.
Washington, DC : Resource for the Future, c2004.
Abstract: Collaboration has become a popular approach to environmental policy, planning, and management. At the urging of citizens, nongovernmental organizations, and industry, government officials at all levels have experimented with collaboration. Yet questions remain about the roles that governments play in collaboration--whether they are constructive and support collaboration, or introduce barriers. This thoughtful book analyzes a series of cases to understand how collaborative processes work and whether government can be an equal partner even as government agencies often formally control decision making and are held accountable for the outcomes. Looking at examples where government has led, encouraged, or followed in collaboration, the authors assess how governmental actors and institutions affected the way issues were defined, the resources available for collaboration, and the organizational processes and structures that were established. Cases include collaborative efforts to manage watersheds, rivers, estuaries, farmland, endangered species habitats, and forests. The authors develop a new theoretical framework and demonstrate that government left a heavy imprint in each of the efforts. The work concludes by discussing the choices and challenges faced by governmental institutions and actors as they try to realize the potential of collaborative environmental management.
Washington, DC : Resources for the future, c2006.
Abstract: As environmental challenges grow larger in scale and implications, it is increasingly important to apply the best scientific knowledge in the decisionmaking process. Editors Farrell and J?ger present environmental assessments as the bridge between the expert knowledge of scientists and engineers on the one hand and decisionmakers on the other. When done well, assessments have a positive impact on public policy, the strategic decisions of private firms, and, ultimately, the quality of life for many people. This book is the result of an international, interdisciplinary research project to analyze past environmental assessments and understand how their design influenced their effectiveness in bringing scientific evidence and insight into the decisionmaking process. The case studies in the book feature a wide range of regional and global risks, including ozone depletion, transboundary air pollution, and climate change. Assessments of Regional and Global Environmental Risks offers several important contributions. It provides a clear account of the choices faced in the design of environmental assessments and a clear description of the lessons learned from past assessments. It illustrates why assessments are social processes, not simply reports. And, while they identify no universal, one-size-fits-all design, the authors find that, to be effective, environmental assessments must be viewed by those who produce and use them as being salient; credible in their scientific support; and legitimate, or fair in design and execution.
Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, c2004.
Abstract: Written by economists and policy analysts at Resources for the Future, a Washington, DC, think tank with a tradition for independent, objective research, this collection of twenty-five 'memos to the President' offers constructive policy options for the elected administration on critical challenges related to energy, the environment, and natural resources. Each contributor to New Approaches on Energy and the Environment was asked to address the question: 'Based on your research and knowledge, what policy recommendation would you like to make to the next U.S. president?' Writing in advance of the 2004 election so as to keep their essays free of partisan interpretations, the authors were asked not to confine their suggestions to what the prevailing wisdom says is politically possible. They also took pains to make their ideas accessible to a busy president as well as a wide range of readers interested in a concise and authoritative overview of the nation's energy and environmental policy choices. The results are provocative, sometimes controversial, but highly readable essays on topics including climate change, oil dependency, electricity regulation, brownfields revitalization, forest service administration, air and water quality, and environmental health issues such as food safety and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. When the President takes office in January, 2005, he will confront competing perspectives about the priorities and approaches that should apply to energy and environmental policy: Americans want cleaner air and water and healthy and attractive surroundings, but they also want inexpensive fuel, comfortable cars and houses, and continued economic growth. New Approaches on Energy and the Environment provides thought-provoking, commonsense contributions to debates about important energy and environmental issues confronting the U.S. today.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier 2003.
Handbooks in economics ; 20
Abstract: The "Handbook of Environmental Economics" focuses on the economics of environmental externalities and environmental public goods. Volume I examines environmental degradation and policy responses from a microeconomic, institutional standpoint. Its perspective is dynamic, including a consideration of the dynamics of natural systems, and global, with attention paid to issues in both rich and poor nations. In addition to chapters on well-established topics such as the theory and practice of pollution regulation, it includes chapters on new areas of environmental economics research related to common property management regimes; population and poverty; mechanism design; political economy of regulation; experimental evaluations of policy instruments; and technological change.
Copenhagen, Denmark : WHO Regional Office for Europe, c2006.
Abstract: Brings together a series of detailed case studies undertaken to assess the key issues affecting the health workforce in a range of European countries. Countries include: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Spain, Poland, Norway, Lithuania and Malta.
Padova : CEDAM, 2008.
Abstract: Il testo si occupa della disciplina giuridica dell'ambiente, fornendo un inquadramento di carattere generale, le nozioni fondamentali e la descrizione della normativa vigente nei suoi tratti più rilevanti. L'opera, che può essere utilizzata come manuale in facoltà giuridiche e non, può essere di ausilio a chi si trovi ad affrontare, o voglia approfondire, tematiche relative al diritto dell'ambiente.
Milano : Ambiente, 2008.
Normativa e interpretazione ; 1
Abstract: Il testo esamina la disciplina sulla bonifica dei siti contaminati riportata nella Parte quarta, Titolo V del Dlgs 152/2006, così come modificata dal Dlgs 4/2008, confrontandola con quella precedente di cui al Dm 471/1999. Il confronto è necessario in quanto la disciplina del Dm 471/1999 è stata vigente per circa 8 anni, e ha consentito la diffusione di una cultura seria in tema di bonifiche. Inoltre, alcuni criteri previsti nell'ex Dm 471/1999 continuano "di fatto" a vivere in base all'articolo 252-bis del Dlgs 4/2008, in relazione, nello specifico, ai casi di bonifiche ai fini di riconversione industriale di siti di preminente interesse pubblico. Viene poi presa in esame anche la questione delle "terre e rocce da scavo" (articolo 186, Parte quarta, Dlgs 152/2006), indicando soluzioni operative laddove queste debbano essere considerate rifiuti. Particolare attenzione viene riservata all'analisi di rischio igienico-sanitaria, di cui vengono illustrati gli aspetti normativi e tecnico-operativi. Il volume riporta poi tre appendici che illustrano le indicazioni di Apat e dell'Istituto superiore di sanità in merito alla validazìone dei dati di caratterizzazione di un sito, all'individuazione dei valori del fondo naturale/antropico per i parametri inorganici e alla procedura di applicazione dell'Adr ai suoli agricoli, di estrema utilità nel caso in cui si debba procedere a una valutazione del rischio sanitario connesso a questi terreni.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2000.
Abstract: Even though China has created an administrative structure and regulatory programs to curb pollution, environmental quality has continued to deteriorate. Are polluters following the rules? How do regulators and polluters alike respond to ChinaOs environmental controls? This thoroughly documented study examines these central questions by analyzing compliance with programs involving wastewater discharge standards, fees, and permits. The successes and failures of these programs are tracked in comprehensive case studies and remarkably candid surveys of factory managers in six Chinese cities. The authorsO final chapter adds an international dimension by comparing Chinese water pollution control programs with their counterparts in the United States.
Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, in collaboration with IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Bonn, Germany, c2008.
IUCN environmental law and policy paper ; 72 - IUCN environmental policy and law paper ; 72
Abstract: The publication reviews a selection of transboundary governance systems from around the world tackling the issue of shared resources and environmental impacts affecting them. Given that political boundaries generally do not neatly mirror the borders of naturally-occurring systems such as water and air resources, ecosystems or migratory species patterns, there is a growing appreciation of the need for collective international action in addressing shared resources. Recent years thus have seen the expansion of a collection of agreements and mechanisms for addressing transboundary resources, many of which have had to navigate complicated sovereignty, political and jurisdictional difficulties in addition to already-challenging environmental science and policy questions necessitating their creation.
Milano : Giuffrè, c2008
Quaderni / Università di Siena, Dipartimento di diritto dell'economia
Abstract: Questa raccolta collettanea, oltre a fornire un quadro di riferimento generale delle problematiche legate all'evoluzione delle forme di governance ambientale, intende verificare come tali modelli siano applicati nel contesto della regolamentazione ambientale attraverso la disamina di casi specifici.
Nairobi, Kenya : UNEP, c2009.
Report / United Nations Environment Programme ; No. 2
Abstract: This report inventories and analyses the range of international laws that protect the environment during armed conflict. With a view to identifying the current gaps and weaknesses in this system, the authors examine the relevant provisions within four bodies of international law - environmental humanitarian (IHL), international criminal law (ICL), international environmental law (IEL), and international human rights law (HRL). The report concludes with twelve concrete recommendations on ways to strengthen this legal framework and its enforcement. The Environment and Natural Resources are crucial for building and consolidating peace, it is urgent that their protection in times of armed conflict be strengthened. There can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods are damaged or destroyed. This report provides a basis upon which Member States can draw upon to clarify, expand and enforce international law on environmental protection in times of war.
Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, c2006.
DAC guidelines and reference series
Abstract: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is one of the main tools available to achieve integration of the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs. This Guidance volume explains the benefits of using SEA in development cooperation and sets out key steps for its application based on recent experiences. Twelve different entry points are identified for the practical application of SEA in development cooperation. For each entry point, the text provides a guidance note: a checklist of questions and hands-on case studies. Evaluation and capacity development for SEA processes are also addressed.--Publisher's description.
Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007.
OECD sustainable development studies.
Abstract: Achieving sustainable development depends on good governance practices, particularly the effective implementation of national sustainable development strategies which integrate government decision-making in the economic, environmental and social spheres. This volume contains recommendations for the true "institutionalisation" of sustainable development. Institutionalisation will embed the concept in government operations for the long-term and will reduce the vulnerability of sustainable development aims to shorter-term political objectives.