This volume deals with the threat of environmental degradation in the Third World
, and with the wide range of actions people take on the local level to manage and
protect their natural resources - activities which have the potential to help ...
Author: Dharam Ghai
Managing resources sustainably on the local level is essential for achieving the global goal of sustainable development. The importance of people's participation for sustainable development has recently become increasingly acknowledged yet there is little understanding of the multiple dimensions that such participation involves. Grassroots Environmental Action questions the viability of traditional management systems. Case studies from Latin America, Asia and Africa focus on areas where local people are vigorous actors in the determination of their own future and that of their environment.
Author: Barbara Jancar-WebsterPublish On: 2016-09-16
This collection of essays by both Western and East European experts examines the efforts to develop strategies for dealing with the crisis, both by governments and at the grassroots level of newly emerging Green movements.
Author: Barbara Jancar-Webster
Category: Political Science
The environmental crisis in Eastern Europe - air and water pollution, toxic waste dumps, and unsafe nuclear facilities - has been vividly documented since the revolution of 1989. Not only did the communist states have an abysmal record of environmental destruction, but the issue of environmental protection and safety proved to be one of the msot powerful catalysts of unified opposition to these regimes. This collection of essays by both Western and East European experts examines the efforts to develop strategies for dealing with the crisis, both by governments and at the grassroots level of newly emerging Green movements. Among the countries represented here are Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, Slovenia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Ricardo García Mira, José M Camaselle, José R Martinez. I. Introduction Culture, environmental action and sustainability Ricardo García Mira, José M. Culture, Environmental Action and Sustainability: I. Introduction.
Author: Ricardo García Mira
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Culture is an important mediator between behavior and the environment, impacting on social participation and environmental action, and thus in turn on sustainable development. It is also of great significance in shaping our quality of life within the context of globalization, both in urban and rural areas.In this volume, renowned researchers from around the world and from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, architecture, design, and urban planning, take a global perspective in looking at the implications of culture and cultural differences for our quality of life and the way in which people interact. These implications are illustrated using real-world examples.The contributions, carefully selected and edited from presentations at the 17th Conference of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) held in A Coruna, Spain, deal with the following main themes: Culture, quality of life, and globalization Environmental action and participation Urban sustainability and cultural diversity Children and the environment The elderly and the environmentA useful tool for researchers, students, and those involved in decision-making processes, this book should contribute to the improved management of environmental resources within a framework of sustainability, multiculturalism, and responsible environmental action.
The literature review examines the historical context of community environmental action within the public participation and community development movements.
Author: Nicola Shelley
Community environmental action is defined in this study as a process which enables communities to play a more active and effective role in enhancing or preserving their local environment. This study examines the process of community environmental action using case studies of two Local Authority initiatives in West Yorkshire: the Green Forum in Calderdale and the Community Environment Project in Bradford. The former is a consultative body aimed at facilitating more effective participation of local interest groups in the development of Calderdale Council's countryside policy. The latter is an initiative of Bradford Council's Planning Division, aimed at improving the environment of an inner city ward through the involvement of local people. The literature review examines the historical context of community environmental action within the public participation and community development movements. It also examines the issues raised by past experience in community action and environmental improvement projects. The research design adopted for the two case studies was primarily an impressionistic enquiry which used the methods of semi-structured interviews, document analysis and observation. The analysis examines the influence exerted by key individuals and organisations over the development of the project. Particular attention is given to the success of the projects in achieving community involvement and environmental change. The study highlights the problems experienced by community environmental action projects in areas such as evaluation and monitoring, the provision of funding and other support structures and stimulating community involvement.
the environment and, today, there are frequent conflicts between neighbouring
municipalities, departments and regions ... However, through the implementation
of Villamaría's local environmental action plan (LEAP) linked to the goals of the ...
Environmental Activities for Grades 4 - 8 Julie M Gates. Oceans cover
approximately 70.8 percent of the Earth, 140 million square miles (361 square
kilometers), in an unevenly distributed pattern. Even though ocean bottom
features are similar ...
Author: Julie M Gates
Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Packed with information and easy to use, this book swiftly immerses students in environmental processes and issues, and it teaches them important scientific concepts. The hands-on activities cover a wide range of environmental topics-water, soil, wildlife, plants, ecosystems, weather, environmental problems, and oceans. Each chapter begins with a clear explanation of the topic, followed by detailed lesson plans for activities, supplementary and alternative activities, vocabulary definitions, and discussion questions that enhance student understanding of key concepts. This revised edition features new chapters on oceans, global warming, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and recycling. Updated information on environmental problems helps build student enthusiasm by exploring issues they already recognize as timely and important. Anyone who wants to learn more about their biophysical environment-in classrooms, with youth groups, in science clubs, or at home-will find this resource helpful.
Leena Aho Children's Learning by Inquiry in Environmental Activities
Environmental education can be understood in many ways. We have, therefore,
adopted the concept of environmental pedagogy or ecopedagogy in our studies
and school ...
Author: Horst Bayrhuber
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Category: Environmental education
The book presents recent empirical studies in the field of environmental education conducted in various European countries and Israel. The research projects were concerned with the general question of the basic competences required for fostering Sustainable Development.
Author: Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Christoph KnillPublish On: 2000
Each year these annual reports would go on to provide statistics concerning the
perilous state of the implementation of EU environmental law . In 1987 , the
Fourth Environmental Action Programme ( 4th EAP ) was adopted by the Council
, and ...
Author: Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Christoph Knill
Publisher: Manchester University Press
The priorities underlying European environmental policy-making have undergone change since the early 1990s. This overview of policy changes at supranational level situates them in the general conceptual debate on effective implementation.
ish if a central statute compelled project authorities to consider environmental
factors from the very inception of the ... 179 The Environmental Action Plan 1992
and The Environment Policy 1992, The Conservation Rules 1997, The Town ...
Author: Jona Razzaque
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
This research examines the growth and expansion of public interest environmental litigation (PIEL) in India and analyses the changes that are influencing the development of PIEL in Bangladesh and Pakistan. The necessity for this research lies in the rapid degradation of environment and the need of efficient environmental management in the three countries of the South Asian region. Here, we compare the legal systems of the three countries from the environmental point of view, discuss new ideas and directions and critically analyse the legal provisions that would help to apply environmental norms. These offer the legislators a chance to find out what can be applied in their own region, thus developing their existing legal mechanisms. About the author Jona Razzaque is barrister and holds a PhD in law from the University of London. She works in the field of access to environmental justice and has published numerous articles on this issue. She taught law in Queen Mary College and School of Oriental and African Studies under the University of London. She is currently working as a lawyer in the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) on cross-themed projects related to bio-diversity, trade and climate change.
Community activity in the environmental field began in earnest with the European
Commission's first environmental action programme in 1973. This described
measures to be taken to reduce pollution and nuisances and to improve the ...
Author: Stephen Battersby
Category: Technology & Engineering
This classic, definitive reference work for all those involved in environmental health is now available in its 19th edition. Significant changes include those made to chapters on food safety and hygiene, environmental protection, the organisation and management of environmental health in the UK, port health, and waste management. New chapters have been added on health development, an introduction to health and housing, contaminated land, and environmental health in emergency planning, as well as a new glossary of abbreviations and acronyms. New material on training and standards, IT, practical risk assessment, and investigatory powers is also included. Each chapter reflects the wider background against which the subjects must be studied and the new concepts and approaches that have emerged over the past few years.
Environmental. Action. Avner. de. Shalit. Many philosophers might find the
question of how to move from theory to action an improper one. The well-known
British political philosopher Michael Oakeshott opened his book Experience and
Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
Other factors affecting positive environmental action include knowledge, an
internal locus of control (i.e., taking personal responsibility) and perceived threats
to personal health (Fransson and Ga ̈rling 1999). To assess the impact of ...
Author: Frank Beckenbach
Category: Business & Economics
This book presents essential insights on environmental policy derived from behavioral economics. The authors demonstrate the potential of behavioral economics to drive environmental protection and to generate concrete proposals for the efficient design of policy instruments. Moreover, detailed recommendations on how to use “nudges” and related instruments to move industry and society toward a sustainable course are presented. This book addresses the needs of environmental economists, behavioral economists and environmental policymakers, as well as all readers interested in the intersection between behavioral economics and environmental policy.
Following the decisions of the Paris Summit and the first EC Environment Council
meeting in Bonn (at the end of 1972). the Commission sent a proposal to the
Council on 17 April 1973, regarding an EC Environmental Action Program.
Author: Randall Baker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Authorities in the fields of environmental and international law and policy, political science, environmental technology, and public administration compare and contrast the ways in which the United States and the European Union handle similar environmental issues. The contributors critically analyze the influence of culture and history on the way apparently similar developed democracies handle the same problems; they examine the center-state relationship as it applies to EU member countries in contrast to states within the United States; they look at the challenge of transboundary, international, and global environmental problems, and how these relate to the still-emerging geopolitical reconfigurations involved in such structures as NAFTA and the EU; and they examine how transnational resources are handled in the North American and EU contexts. Randall Baker has assembled leading experts who examine significant issues for policymakers and environmentalists in North America and Western Europe.
If an organization ' s sustainability program is to succeed , environmental
responsibility must be part of its corporate culture . ... One way to share environmental action information is by participating in a voluntary climate -
change information ...
environment. Official Journal of the European Communities, C 112, 20.12.1973. [
1st EAP) EC (1977) Environmental Action Programme 1977-1981. Official
Journal of the European Communities, C 139, 16.6.1977. [2nd EAP] EC (1983) ...
Author: G.J. Schrama
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book contains six studies on various national environmental policies and environment -oriented technology policy systems in Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, sandwiched between this introductory and a concluding chapter. These studies were conducted as part of the ENVINNO research project, "Towards an Integration of Environmental and Ecology-Oriented Technology Policy: Stimulus and Response in Environment Related Innovation Networks", which formed part of the Targeted Social and Economic Research (TSER) Programme of Directorate-General XII of the European Commission, now 1 Directorate-General for Research. We like to thank Mrs. Genevieve Zdrojewski of GD Directorate-General Research for her kind support of our research project. The project was carried out between 1998 and 2001 by research teams from the six countries. The co-ordinating institute was the Department of Environmental Economics and Management at the Vienna University of 2 Economics and Business Administration. At this place we want to mention all researchers involved in the ENVINNO project and we want to thank them all for their contributions to this book and the project and for the good time we have had performing the project and meeting each other at regular intervals in Vienna (A), Enschede (NL), Berlin (D), and Sevilla (E). Department of Environmental Economics and Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria: • Univ. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schubert, • Mag. Judith Kock, • Mag. Jiirgen Mellitzer, 1 Under contract-number SOEI-CT98-110S. 2 The project website is http://www.wu-wien.ac.atiwwwu/institute/iuwIENVINNO.