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Environmental Expertise

Author : Esther Turnhout
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An important goal of environmental research is to inform policy and decision making. However, environmental experts working at the interface between science, policy and society face complex challenges, including how to identify sources of disagreement over environmental issues, communicate uncertainties and limitations of knowledge, and tackle controversial topics such as genetic modification and the use of biofuels. This book discusses the problems environmental experts encounter in the interaction between knowledge, society, and policy on both a practical and conceptual level. Key findings from social science research are illustrated with a range of case studies, from fisheries to fracking. The book offers guidance on how to tackle these challenges, equipping readers with tools to better understand the diversity of environmental knowledge and its role in complex environmental issues. Written by leading natural and social scientists, this text provides an essential resource for students, scientists and professionals working at the science-policy interface.

Directory of Environmental Expertise in Sri Lanka

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Use of environmental expertise and public participation in the alternatives generation phase of the decisionmaking process

Author : Laurie Joan Luedtke
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Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge

Author : Catherine Laudine
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Whilst there are popular ideas about which champion Aboriginal environmental knowledge, many of these are based more on romantic notions than on any detailed understanding of what might be the content of this knowledge. This book is based on a grounded and broad assessment of less well known details of Aboriginal knowledge and provides both a great deal of detail and a new assessment of rituals and practices. Aboriginal environmental knowledge is examined here as an integrated source of both religious and scientific knowledge. An important finding is that Aboriginal environmental knowledge also includes knowledge about education for attitudes considered appropriate for survival. Though evidence for this is readily available in the literature, it has not been part of current depictions of Aboriginal environmental knowledge.

Implementing Environmental and Resource Management

Author : Michael Schmidt
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This book represents the collected works of Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) Alumni as well as young professionals and researches who are involved in the field of ERM. The connecting theme of these works is the successful implementation of ERM in a wide range of issues including: energy innovation and management, climate change response and sustainable development aspects of resource management in developing countries. This book aims to expose some of the research outputs of ERM Alumni and present perspectives and critical questions of ERM application. The research results can provide empirical bases on which ERM study programmes and/or working environments can be problematised in order to more effectively meet the objectives of ERM. The intended audience of this volume is wide including potential and current ERM students who want to understand how ERM is being applied; and teachers and researchers who want to understand the roles and interactions of ERM Alumni and their workplace.

Indigenous Environmental Knowledge

Author : John Edington
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This book examines comprehensively for the first time, the scope and accuracy of indigenous environmental knowledge. It shows that in some spheres, including agriculture, house design, fuel and water manipulation, the high reputation of local observers is well deserved and often sufficiently insightful to warrant wider imitation. However it also reveals that in certain matters, notably some aspects of health care and wild-species population management, local knowledge systems are conspicuously unsound. Not all the difficulties are of the communities own making, some stem from external factors outside their control. However in either case, remedial measures can be suggested and this book describes, especially for the benefit of practitioners, what steps might be taken in rural communities to improve the quality of life. The possibility of useful transfers of information from local settings to Western ones is not ignored and forms the subject of the book’s final chapter.

Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and Its Transformations

Author : R. F. Ellen
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The first concerted examination of the uses and abuses of indigenous knowledge, this book explores the problems of translation and mistranslation in the local-global transference of traditional practices and representations of resources.

Environmental Performance Reviews

Author : Economic Commission for Europe
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The focus of the ECE review programme is to help countries in transition to improve their individual and collective performance in environmental management. The ultimate goal is the promotion of sustainable development and the convergence of environmental conditions and policies throughout Europe. These reviews present a detailed study of countries' environmental position and examines: the framework for environmental policy and management; the management of pollution and natural resources; economic and sectoral integration featuring environmental concerns in agriculture and food processing, the transport of oil products and human health.

Utilization of Environmental Knowledge on Northern Michigan

Author : D. C. Pelz
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Environmental Management in Local Government

Author : Alan H. Magazine
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An Environmental Performance Appraisal of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Author : William Andrew Garner
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Environmental Law and Enforcement in the Asia Pacific Rim

Author : Terri Mottershead
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Environmental Aid Programmes to Eastern Europe

Author : Ragnar Löfstedt
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Using case studies to survey the environmental aid of several European countries, this work aims to identify the mistakes that have been made in the field of environmental aid. It examines how these nations can improve their environmental aid programmes overall.

Environmental Expertise

Author : Esther Turnhout
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An important goal of environmental research is to inform policy and decision making. However, environmental experts working at the interface between science, policy and society face complex challenges, including how to identify sources of disagreement over environmental issues, communicate uncertainties and limitations of knowledge, and tackle controversial topics such as genetic modification and the use of biofuels. This book discusses the problems environmental experts encounter in the interaction between knowledge, society, and policy on both a practical and conceptual level. Key findings from social science research are illustrated with a range of case studies, from fisheries to fracking. The book offers guidance on how to tackle these challenges, equipping readers with tools to better understand the diversity of environmental knowledge and its role in complex environmental issues. Written by leading natural and social scientists, this text provides an essential resource for students, scientists and professionals working at the science-policy interface.

Environmental Law in South Africa

Author : Jan Glazewski
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International Environmental Affairs

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Environmental Management and Auditing

Author : Di Soutter
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Planning for the Planet

Author : Simone Schleper
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In the 1960s and 1970s, rapidly growing environmental awareness and concern not only led to widespread calls for new policies, but also created unprecedented demand for ecological expertise. This led to novel challenges for advocacy groups such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which had to navigate rival scientific approaches, Cold War politics, and decolonization in their efforts to integrate the study and protection of nature into international policymaking. This book reveals how, despite their vast scientific knowledge and attempts to incorporate socially relevant themes, experts inevitably struggled to make conservation a central part of environmental politics within intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations.

Symposium Environmental Education Approaches in Environmental Science Research and Studies Bogor 18 21 January 1988

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CIDA s Policy for Environmental Sustainability

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CIDA's Policy for Environmental Sustainability aims to do two things, one with an internal and the other with an external focus. First, the policy provides guidance to CIDA managers and staff on objectives for programming which support environmental sustainability. Secondly, the policy informs CIDA's partners in Canada and developing countries of its objectives and encourages them to work together with CIDA in efforts to implement comprehensive and forward-looking programs which promote environmental sustainability.