Tools, Techniques and Approaches for Sustainability: Collected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management

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This unique volume brings together key writings from experts drawn from the first ten years of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (JEAPM), launched in 1999 as a forum for encouraging better linkages between environmental assessment and management tools. The book is structured around four themes that focus on the characteristics of tools that influence their ability to link together effectively: The Nature of Tools; The Nature of Decision-Making and Institutional Context; The Nature of Engagement and The Nature of Sustainability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814289689
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2010
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Chapter 1 The Evolving Nature of Environmental Assessment and Management: Linking Tools to Help Deliver Sustainability William R. Sheate 1

Part A The Nature of Tools

Chapter 2 Choices for EIA Process Design and Management Lawrence, David P. 33

Chapter 3 The Project Cycle and the Role of EIA and EMS Ridgway, Bronwyn 61

Chapter 4 Life-Of-Project Environmental Management Strategy: Case Study of the Confederation Bridge Project, Canada Barnes, Jeffrey L. Lemon, David 75

Chapter 5 An Alternating-Sequence Conceptual Framework for EIA-EMS Integration Perdicoúlis, Anastássios Durning, Bridget 87

Chapter 6 The Triple Bottom Line and Impact Assessment: How Do TBL, EIA, SIA, SEA and EMS Relate to Each Other? Vanclay, Frank 101

Chapter 7 A Framework for Tool Selection and Use in Integrated Assessment for Sustainable Development de Kidder, Wouter Turnpenny, John Nilsson, Måns von Raggamby, Anneke 125

Chapter 8 Household Ecological Footprints - Demographic and Sustainability Caird, Sally Roy, Robin 145

Part B The Nature of Decision-Making and Institutional Context

Chapter 9 A Systemic Framework for Environmental Decision-Making van der Vorst, Rita Grafé-Buckcns, Anne Sheate, William R. 171

Chapter 10 Decision Making and Strategic Environmental Assessment Nilsson, Måns Dalkmann, Holger 197

Chapter 11 What is Wrong with EIA and SEA Anyway? A Sceptic's Perspective on Sustainability Assessment Morrison-Saunders, Angus Fischer, Thomas B. 221

Chapter 12 Potential Benefits of Combining Environmental Management Tools in a Local Authority Context Emilsson, Sara Tyskeng, Sara Carlsson, Annica 243

Part C The Nature ofEngagement

Chapter 13 In It Together: Organizational Learning Through Participation in Environmental Assessment Fitzpatrick, Patricia 267

Chapter 14 A Case Study in Participatory Environmental Systems Assessment with the Use of Multimedia Materials and Quantitative LCA Sinclair, P. Cowell, S. Löfstedt, R. Clift. R. 293

Chapter 15 Social and Environmental NGOs as Users of Corporate Social Disclosure Danastas, Lauren Gadenne, David 317

Part D The Nature of Sustainability

Chapter 16 The Sustainability of "Sustainability" - A Study into the Conceptual Foundations of the Notion of "Sustainability" Faber, Niels Jorna, René van Engelen, Jo 337

Chapter 17 Organisational Sustainability: A Case for Formulating a Tailor-Made Definition Kiewiet, Derk Jan Vos, Janita F. J. 371

Chapter 18 Beyond the Pillars: Sustainability Assessment as a Framework for Effective Integration of Social, Economic and Ecological Considerations in Significant Decision-Making Gibson, Robert B. 389

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