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The Resource Assessments of regional and global environmental risks : designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking, edited by Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger

Assessments of regional and global environmental risks : designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking, edited by Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger

Label
Assessments of regional and global environmental risks : designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking
Title
Assessments of regional and global environmental risks
Title remainder
designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: 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 Jg̃er 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TD194.6
LC item number
.T875 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farrell, Alexander E
  • Jäger, Jill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Decision making
  • Environmental policy
Label
Assessments of regional and global environmental risks : designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking, edited by Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Overview:
  • 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 /
  • understanding design choices /
  • Bernd Kasemir, Andrea Süess, and Raphael Schaub
  • Improving the practice of environmental assessment /
  • Jill Jäger and Alexander E. Farrell
  • Alex Farrell, Jill Jäger, and Stacy 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 /
Control code
ocm61130681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781933115054
Lccn
2005019552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Assessments of regional and global environmental risks : designing processes for the effective use of science in decisionmaking, edited by Alexander E. Farrell, Jill Jäger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Overview:
  • 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 /
  • understanding design choices /
  • Bernd Kasemir, Andrea Süess, and Raphael Schaub
  • Improving the practice of environmental assessment /
  • Jill Jäger and Alexander E. Farrell
  • Alex Farrell, Jill Jäger, and Stacy 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 /
Control code
ocm61130681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 301 p.
Isbn
9781933115054
Lccn
2005019552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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