Assessments of Regional and Global Environmental Risks: Designing Processes for the Effective Use of Science in Decisionmaking

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.60
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 85%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $7.60   
  • New (5) from $34.31   
  • Used (11) from $7.60   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$34.31
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(53)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
"New, ships through UPS and DHL. Excellent customer service. Satisfaction guaranteed!! "

Ships from: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$46.64
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
Hardcover New in new dust jacket. Brand New US edition, 3-5 days shipping!

Ships from: foxboro, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$48.54
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10042)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$53.40
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4442)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$62.13
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23294)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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 Jäger 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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This book will be of great value to anyone interested in the role of science in international environmental policymaking. Large-scale environmental problems such as climate change and tropospheric ozone can only be tackled effectively when policies are based on a solid understanding of the underlying science. This book contains lessons from past assessments and useful advice for effective future assessments of environmental issues.'
Leen Hordijk, Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933115054
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/5/2005
  • Series: RFF Press Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander E. Farrell is assistant professor in the Energy and Resources Group of the University of California, Berkeley.

Jill Jäger is an independent scholar in Vienna, Austria.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword — William Clark, Nancy Dickson, Jill Jäger, Sheila Jasanoff, and James J. McCarth
About the Contributors
Overview: Understanding Design Choices — Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger, and Stacy D.VanDeveer
European Politics with a Scientific Face: Framing, Asymmetrical Participation, and Capacity in LRTAP — Stacy D.VanDeveer
Dissent and Trust in Multilateral Assessments: Comparing LRTAP and OTAG — Alexander E. Farrell and Terry J. Keating
Applying Assessment Lessons to New Challenges: From Sulfur to POPs — Noelle Eckley Selin
Making Climate Change Impacts Meaningful: Framing, Methods, and Process in Coastal Zone and Agriculture Assessments — Marybeth Long Martello and Alastair Iles
Dealing with Uncertainty: How Do You Assess the Impossible? — Anthony Patt
Limits to Assessment: An Example from Regional Abrupt Climate Change Assessment in the United States — David C. Lund
Can Assessments Learn, and If So, How? A Study of the IPCC — Bernd Siebenhüner
The Design and Management of International Scientific Assessments: Lessons from the Climate Regime — Clark A. Miller
Designing Better Environmental Assessments for Developing Countries: Lessons From the U.S. Country Studies Program — Oladele A. Ogunseitan
Grounds for Hope: Assessing Technological Options to Manage Ozone Depletion — Edward A. Parson
Global Hazards and Catastrophic Risk: Assessments in the Reinsurance Industry — Mojdeh Keykhah
Making Sustainability Assessments More Useful for Institutional Investors — Bernd Kasemir, Andrea Süess, and Raphael Schaub
Improving the Practice of Environmental Assessment — Jill Jäger and Alexander E. Farrell

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)