The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation

Author: Ann Crabbé
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849773076
Format: PDF, ePub
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Policy evaluation is an important and well-established part of the policy process, facilitating and feeding back to promote the ongoing effectiveness of policies that have been implemented or anticipating policies in the making. Environmental policy is a special case, presenting new complexities uncommon to other areas, which standard evaluation tools are ill-equipped to grapple with. It is also an area that is experiencing rapid growth throughout the world and knowledge is now needed at all levels of government and in NGOs, businesses and other organizations, all of whom are required to assess the effectiveness of their policies.This handbook is the first guide to environmental policy evaluation in practice. Beginning with an introduction to the general principles of evaluation, it explains the particular complexities native to the environmental sphere and provides a comprehensive toolkit of evaluation methods and techniques which the practitioner can employ and refer to again and again. The authors also consider design issues which may face the policy evaluator, including involvement of stakeholders, the sensitivities between them, the a priori assessment of the evaluability of a field, the maximization of the utilization of the evaluations� outcomes, and much more. Throughout, the theory is illustrated with practical examples from around the world, making this the essential companion guide for anyone tasked with ensuring that environmental policy fulfils its aims and achieves its potential.

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements

Author: Edoardo Croci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402033567
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Here is a practical reference which provides common methodologies, implementation rules and evalutation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators in the use of environmental voluntary agreements between regulators and polluters The book takes into account the variety of forms and application situations characterizing this environmental policy instrument, illustrating methodologies, implementation rules and evaluation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators.

Handbook of Environmental Engineering Assessment

Author: Ravi Jain
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0123884446
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chapter 1 Environmental Assessment in Engineering and Planning Chapter 2 Environmental Laws and Regulations Chapter 3 National Environmental Policy Act Chapter 4 Environmental Documents and CEQ Regulations Chapter 5 Elements of Environmental Assessment and Planning Chapter 6 Environmental Assessment Methodologies Chapter 7 Generalized approach for Environmental Analysis Chapter 8 Procedure for Reviewing Environmental Impact Statements Chapter 9 International Perspectives on Environmental Assessment, Engineering, and Planning Chapter 10 Economic and Social Impact Analysis Chapter 11 Public Participation Chapter 12 Energy and Environmental Implications Chapter 13 Contemporary Issues in Environmental Engineering and Planning Epilogue.

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: Judith Petts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311492
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a significant, anticipatory, environmental management tool. International debate focuses on its enhancement to meet the challenges of sustainable development as well as demands for scientifically robust integrated and participative decision-making. This handbook hopes to improve practices by contributing an international, multidisciplinary, ready-reference source to this debate. Volume I addresses EIA principles, process and methods. Part 1 maps the EIA process and its impact on decision. It positions EIA in the context of sustainable development and relative to other decision tools, including economic valuation. It also positions strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in a similar way. Part 2 addresses the elements of the EIA process and significant impact assessment topics (air, water, ecological, social, risk, landscape and visual) not only in terms of good practice but also methodological evolution. This volume concludes by addressing cumulative impact assessment and SEA methods. Volume II provides a unique consideration for EIA implementation and practice in Europe, Africa, the Far East, South America and North America. It uses a number of project types to provide 'how to do' guidance and addresses practice in policy and plan assessment. This book should be read by legislators, decision-makers, economists, developers, industrial managers and consultants involved in this significant field.

Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking

Author: Sheldon Kamieniecki
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791433294
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents alternative and often opposing viewpoints on the major national and international environmental controversies that will be with us well into the twenty-first century.

Environmental Evaluation

Author: Ervin H. Zube
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521319720
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thsi book describes ways of evaluating environments; based on users' perceptions and experiences.

Environment and Sustainability Policy

Author: Stephen Dovers
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862875401
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stephen Dovers argues that better public policy is the key to creating a more sustainable environment. Environment and Sustainability Policy: Creation, Implementation and Evaluation shows what this might involve. It is an intensely practical book, intellectually original and rigorous, and written in a concise and accessible style. Dovers melds a deep knowledge of traditional public policy with a close understanding of the sustainability problems and an appreciation of the complex institutional systems which make up modern civil society. He establishes an operational framework for policy analysis and prescription, and provides ways of fulfilling key elements of an effective policy process: Problem framing âe" social debate, monitoring environmental change, handling uncertainty, analysing existing policy, scaling and framing policy problems. Policy framing âe" policy principles, the policy statement, policy goals. Policy implementation âe" policy instrument choice, implementation and communication planning, resources, enforcement and compliance, embedding policy monitoring. Policy monitoring and evaluation âe" ongoing monitoring, evaluation and review, ehhuyxtension and adaptation. Inclusion in public policy âe" coordination and integration, public participation, transparency and accountability, communication mechanisms. Institutional settings and reform for effective policy.

Handbook of Environmental Economics

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444537732
Format: PDF
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Handbook in Environmental Economics, Volume 4, the latest in this ongoing series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting timely chapters on Modeling Ecosystems and Economic Systems, Framing Sustainability Policy Questions: Who Leads – Ecology or Economics?, Valuing Natural Capital Within an Integrated Economic Ecological, Developing Economies, Urbanization, Climate Change and Health, Viewing Environmental Policy Instruments for Domestic and International Perspective, Quasi experimental Estimation of Environmental Policies, Environment Macro, The Rules for Formal and Informal Institutions in Managing Environmental Resources, and How Should Uncertainty Be Integrated into the Methods for Policy Evaluation? Answers key policy questions facing environmental agencies in developed and developing economies Integrates insights from economics and ecology as part of several key chapters Presents the latest on efforts to review and evaluate the new literatures on field and quasi experiments in environmental economics Provides the first substantive review of environmental macro economics

Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation

Author: Stuart S. Nagel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761923748
Format: PDF, Docs
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Handbook of Public Policy Evaluation is the only book of its kind to present aspects of public policy evaluation that relate to economic, technology, social, political, international, and legal problems. Rather than looking at specific narrowly focused programs, this book emphasizes broad-based evaluation theory, study, and application, providing a rich variety of exceptional insights and ideas.

Handbook of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author: Barry Sadler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113653914X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This authoritative handbook surveys the full breadth and depth of SEA, bringing together a range of international perspectives and insights on the theoretical, methodological and institutional dimensions and practical issues of the field. It then subjects this conventional wisdom to a critical reappraisal, looks at the vast lessons of experience and offers new ideas and interpretations as to where the field is going. The volume is organized into six major sections, beginning with an introduction and overview of the development of the field and a framework for evaluating SEA good practice. Part I comprises a review of SEA frameworks in leading countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA), the European Union and developing regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Newly Independent States). Part II reviews SEA practice in several major sectors (energy, minerals, transport, water, development assistance and coastal zone management). Part III addresses the linkages between SEA and other comparable tools such as spatial planning and environmental management. Part IV probes key cross-cutting issues in SEA, including how to address cumulative and trans-boundary effects. Part V identifies ways and means of SEA process and capacity development, focusing on how to improve and upgrade the theory and practice of the field. Part VI examines the shift from conventional SEA towards more integrative approaches, drawing on experience and examples from a number of countries. Published with IAIA