Old Sins: Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution, and Environmental Transition in Central Europe

Old Sins: Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution, and Environmental Transition in Central Europe

by Stefan Anderberg, Sylvia Prieler, Krzysztof Olendrzynski, Sander de Bruyn
     
 

Sustainable development presents important challenges to environmental research, such as developing perspectives and methods that clarify the links between societal activities, resource use, and pollution. With this challenge in mind, this book presents examples of the industrial metabolism approach to analyzing regional environmental change and discusses the

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Sustainable development presents important challenges to environmental research, such as developing perspectives and methods that clarify the links between societal activities, resource use, and pollution. With this challenge in mind, this book presents examples of the industrial metabolism approach to analyzing regional environmental change and discusses the problems of combining economic restructuring with environmental cleanup. The book is based on the work of two IIASA projects focused on environmental development in two regions of Central Europe: the Rhine Basin and the Black Triangle-Upper Silesia region. Among the most important contributions from these research efforts are the analysis of flows and pollution from both a historical and a geographical perspective, and the combination of these studies with analyses of the regions' social and institutional development.

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Presents examples of the industrial metabolism approach to analyzing regional environmental change and discusses problems of combining economic restructuring with environmental clean up. Material is based on the work of two projects conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, which focused on environmental development in two regions of Central Europe: the Rhine Basin and the Black Triangle-Upper Silesia region. Anderberg is affiliated with the Institute of Geography at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280810493
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Stefan Anderberg works at the Institute of Geography at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Sylvia Prieler works at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Krzysztof Olendrzynski works at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute in Oslo, Norway. Sander de Bruyn is a professor in the department of Economics, Business Administration, and Econometrics at the Free University in Amsterdam.

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