Environmental Futures

Environmental Futures
Author: J. Alcamo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2008-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080932989
ISBN 13: 0080932983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Futures Book Review:

As scientists and policymakers try to come to grips with problems such as climate change and risks to biodiversity, they turn more and more frequently to the method of scenario analysis to better understand the future of these problems. Over the last few years scenario analysis has become one of the key tools for bridging environmental science and policy. This is the first book to sum up the current practice of environmental scenario analysis and to propose directions for improving its quality and effectiveness. Chapters are written by an international group of distinguished scenario experts and provide an excellent starting basis for first-time scenario practitioners, as well as a collection of new ideas on improving scenario practice for experienced scenario analysts. * Comprehensive coverage and overview on environmental scenario analysis from a team of international experts * First book to address key contemporary issues involved with environmental scenario analysis * Gives guidelines for best practices Benefits: * Excellent starting base for first-time scenario practitioners * Helps the reader to interpret scenarios and to place them into the correct context

Environmental Futures

Environmental Futures
Author: Ben Fairweather,Sue Elworthy,Matt Stroh,Piers H.G. Stephens
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1999-04-12
ISBN 10: 1349272655
ISBN 13: 9781349272655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Futures Book Review:

The book comprises thirteen papers on environmental issues, with particular reference to future developments (for example, new technologies, paths in social and political theory, methodologies). It is divided into three sections, moving from social constructions of 'the environment' in the first section to questions of green political theory and practice in the second, and concluding with issues of environmental risk and future technologies. The work is interdisciplinary, with contributors ranging from philosophers to human geographers.

Precedented Environmental Futures

Precedented Environmental Futures
Author: Colin Porteous
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN 10: 1527533395
ISBN 13: 9781527533394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precedented Environmental Futures Book Review:

This book addresses the built environment through the lens of environmental architecture, and in a holistic manner. It moves gradually from psychophysiology and thinking-doing-feeling modalities, through environmental criteria to environmental modulation, concluding with a debate around mitigation and adaptation. Much use is made of re-interpreting past quotations seen as relevant for environmental architecture. No definitive conclusions are reached, but rather broad discursive messages are offered. The text will have lasting luminance for new generations involved with the built environment.

Energy Structures and Environmental Futures

Energy Structures and Environmental Futures
Author: Director Department of Energy and Environmental Studies Torleif Haugland,Torleif Haugland,Helge Ole Bergesen,Kjell Roland
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780198233602
ISBN 13: 0198233604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Structures and Environmental Futures Book Review:

The authors examine the history and prospects of the European energy sector, the impact of environmental policies on it and the regulatory structures that govern it. The period they consider ranges from the 1970s to the 2020s.

Conjuring Property

Conjuring Property
Author: Jeremy M. Campbell
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN 10: 0295806192
ISBN 13: 9780295806198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conjuring Property Book Review:

Winner of the 2017 James M. Blaut Award from the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group of the Association of American GeographersHonorable Mention for the 2016 Book Prize from the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Since the 1960s, when Brazil first encouraged large-scale Amazonian colonization, violence and confusion have often accompanied national policies concerning land reform, corporate colonization, indigenous land rights, environmental protection, and private homesteading. Conjuring Property shows how, in a region that many perceive to be stateless, colonists - from highly capitalized ranchers to landless workers - adopt anticipatory stances while they await future governance intervention regarding land tenure. For Amazonian colonists, property is a dynamic category that becomes salient in the making: it is conjured through papers, appeals to state officials, and the manipulation of landscapes and memories of occupation. This timely study will be of interest to development studies scholars and practitioners, conservation ecologists, geographers, and anthropologists.

The environmental future emerging challenges and opportunities for EPA a report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology NACEPT

The environmental future emerging challenges and opportunities for EPA   a report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology  NACEPT
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1428900349
ISBN 13: 9781428900349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education

Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education
Author: Peter Blaze Corcoran,Joseph P. Weakland,Arjen E.J. Wals
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 9086868460
ISBN 13: 9789086868469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education Book Review:

This edited collection invites educational practitioners and theorists to speculate on - and craft visions for - the future of environmental and sustainability education. It explores what educational methods and practices might exist on the horizon, waiting for discovery and implementation. A global array of authors imagines alternative futures for the field and attempts to rethink environmental and sustainability education institutionally, intellectually, and pedagogically. These thought leaders chart how emerging modes of critical speculation might function as a means to remap and redesign the future of environmental and sustainability education today. Previous volumes within this United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development series have responded to the complexity of environmental education in our contemporary moment with concepts such as social learning, intergenerational learning, and transformative leadership for sustainable futures. 'Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Education' builds on this earlier work - as well as the work of others. It seeks to foster modes of intellectual engagement with ecological futures in the Anthropocene; to develop resilient, adaptable pedagogies as a hedge against future ecological uncertainties; and to spark discussion concerning how futures thinking can generate theoretical and applied innovations within the field.

Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water
Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Drinking Water Committee
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041378764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Futures in Central and Eastern Europe

Environmental Futures in Central and Eastern Europe
Author: Hugh Williams
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000114675543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Future Issues in Environmental Radiation

Future Issues in Environmental Radiation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1422348792
ISBN 13: 9781422348796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reachable Futures Structural Change and the Practical Credibility of Environmental Simulation Models

Reachable Futures  Structural Change  and the Practical Credibility of Environmental Simulation Models
Author: Olufemi O. Osidele
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2002-03
ISBN 10: 9781581121476
ISBN 13: 1581121474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reachable Futures Structural Change and the Practical Credibility of Environmental Simulation Models Book Review:

Simulation modeling is arguably the most versatile scientific tool for predicting the future environment. However, the reliability of model-based predictions is limited to the behavior domain defined by the historical data employed for conceptualizing and calibrating the model. Future changes in external inputs and internal structure tend to produce system behavior significantly different from prior predictions. To abate this seeming lack of credibility, it is now customary to qualify model predictions with uncertainty estimates. This dissertation explores the complementary approach of back-casting future scenarios. Centered on the analysis of uncertainty, a methodological framework is developed for the computational evaluation of environmental futures, driven by stakeholder participation as a means for establishing credibility in the model. The analysis reveals possible structural change between the observed past and speculated future scenarios by comparing the ranking of key sources of uncertainty in model outputs. Three sampling-based methods are employed: Regionalized Sensitivity Analysis (RSA), Tree-Structured Density Estimation (TSDE), and Uniform Covering by Probabilistic Rejection (UCPR). RSA and TSDE are tested for identifying and ranking the key factors that influence ecological behavior in Lake Oglethorpe, Georgia, and UCPR, for recovering parameters of a rainfall-runoff model of an experimental watershed near Loch Ard, Scotland. The framework is applied to an integrated assessment of ecological behavior in Lake Lanier, Georgia. Stakeholders' fears and desires for the future state of the reservoir are elicited and encoded for analysis. The results indicate: (i) that the desired future is more reachable, and accompanied by more significant structural change, than the feared future, and (ii) that sediment-water-nutrient interactions, secondary production, and microbial processes play a critical role in the future ecological behavior of the reservoir. Thus, it is possible to: (i) confirm or refute stakeholder concerns for the future environment, (ii) inform priorities for future environmental policy actions, (iii) identify critical gaps in current knowledge, in order to prioritize future scientific research, and (iv) promote adaptive community learning, through the continual mutual feedback between scenario-generation and systematic analysis. By bridging the gap between stakeholder imagination and scientific theory, through computational analysis, the framework provides a promising direction for integrated environmental assessment.

Environmental Change and the World s Futures

Environmental Change and the World s Futures
Author: Jonathan Paul Marshall,Linda H. Connor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317690818
ISBN 13: 9781317690818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Change and the World s Futures Book Review:

Climate change and ecological instability have the potential to disrupt human societies and their futures. Cultural, social and ethical life in all societies is directed towards a future that can never be observed, and never be directly acted upon, and yet is always interacting with us. Thinking and acting towards the future involves efforts of imagination that are linked to our sense of being in the world and the ecological pressures we experience. The three key ideas of this book – ecologies, ontologies and mythologies – help us understand the ways people in many different societies attempt to predict and shape their futures. Each chapter places a different emphasis on the linked domains of environmental change, embodied experience, myth and fantasy, politics, technology and intellectual reflection, in relation to imagined futures. The diverse geographic scope of the chapters includes rural Nepal, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, Sweden, coastal Scotland, North America, and remote, rural and urban Australia. This book will appeal to researchers and students in anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, psychology and politics.

Beyond the Horizon

Beyond the Horizon
Author: United States. Environmental Futures Committee
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P01092263B
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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EU Enlargement and the Environment

EU Enlargement and the Environment
Author: JoAnn Carmin,Stacy D. VanDeveer
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415351867
ISBN 13: 0415351863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EU Enlargement and the Environment Book Review:

This volume focuses attention on key environmental and institutional changes associated with eastern expansion of the European Union, assessing and challenging prevailing views about the outcomes and processes of this historic development. Looking at four central themes -- capacity changes and limitations, the EU's mixed messages and conflicting priorities, non-state actor roles and developments, and the exchange of ideas and information - the volume shows that enlargement will change the EU, not just make it bigger, and that EU officials and programs are improving aspects of environmental policy in CEE countries even as they are making others less sustainable. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Environmental Politics.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
Author: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Ecological Processes and Effects Committee
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041539761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deep Futures

Deep Futures
Author: Doug Cocks
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003-09-26
ISBN 10: 0773571752
ISBN 13: 9780773571754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Futures Book Review:

Doug Cocks looks at the predictions of serious futurologists for what lies ahead of us all, looking as far into the future as the next glacial age. He reflects on ideas for thinking about the future, drawn from an array of disciplines, and on the broad questions that will continue to confront humanity. Finally, he identifies strategies that might be adopted to maximize humanity’s prospects into the near future and beyond.

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability
Author: James K. Lein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 1315353962
ISBN 13: 9781315353968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.

Beyond the Horizon Using Foresight to Protect the Environmental Future

Beyond the Horizon   Using Foresight to Protect the Environmental Future
Author: United States. Environmental Futures Committee
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1087076968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Responses

Environmental Responses
Author: Andrew Blowers,Steve Hinchliffe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780470850053
ISBN 13: 0470850051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Responses Book Review:

Climate change, urban congestion, nuclear waste, deforestation, destruction of wildlife - how can we respond to these and the many other environmental problems that the world faces today? Can we trust the experts? Does technology have the answers? Should we look to governments or to markets to solve the problems? Are political solutions possible? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the environmental futures? To address these questions we need to look at environmental responses in an integrated way. This includes understanding the responses of environments to change, and the responses to those changes made by societies. Environmental Responses takes an innovative interdisciplinary approach to understanding the risks and uncertainties that inform our responses to environments. Featuring places such as Lake Baikal, Andalusia, Cumbria and Bhutan the book is richly illustrated drawing on examples from across the world. Among the issues covered are: * how we might deal with environmental risk in conditions of scientific and political uncertainty * the need to understand the technical, economic and political responses to environmental change * finding new ways of involving citizens in decisions affecting environmental futures * the prospects for achieving sustainable forms of development Environmental Responses is the final book in a series entitled Environment: Change, Contest and Response that forms a large part of an Open University interdisciplinary course on environmental matters. The other books in the series are:Understanding Environmental Issues Changing Environments Contested Environments

Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene

Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene
Author: Michelle Lim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 9811390657
ISBN 13: 9789811390654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene Book Review:

This book explores a range of plausible futures for environmental law in the new era of the Earth’s history: the Anthropocene. The book discusses multiple contemporary and future challenges facing the planet and humanity. It examines the relationship between environmental law and the Anthropocene at governance scales from the global to the local. The breadth of issues and jurisdictions covered by the book, its forward-looking nature, and the unique generational perspective of the contributing authors means that this publication appeals to a wide audience from specialist academics and policy-makers to a broader lay readership.