Environmental policy / Jane Roberts.

Roberts, Jane, 1954-, author.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
1 online resource (502 p.)
2nd ed.
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

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Evidence of climate change, resource shortages and biodiversity loss is growing in significance year by year. This second edition of Environmental Policy explains how policy can respond and bring about greater sustainability in individual lifestyles, corporate strategies, national policies and international relations. The book discusses the interaction between environmental and human systems, proposing environmental policy as a way to steer human systems to function within environmental constraints.The second edition has been completely updated to reflect advances in
Routledge Introductions to Environment Series; Contents; Figures; Figures in boxes; Tables; Boxes; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; What is policy?; Why is environmental policy important?; The structure of the book; The case studies; 1 So, what's the problem?; Why the environment matters; Resources; Flow and stock resources; Resource depletion; Waste and pollution; A question of balance; Waste assimilation systems; Population growth and the environment; Population, resources and waste; Biodiversity; Quality of life and environmental capital
Quality of life and social capitalEnvironmental problems; Problem? Whose problem?; Environmental problems or human problems?; Environmental policy and environmental problems; Further reading; Websites; 2 The roots of environmental problems; Human nature; What makes humans special?; Nature and nurture; Human needs and environmental capital; What do people 'need'?; Needs and satisfiers; Needs in a post-modern society; The 'tragedy of the commons': models and morals; Attitudes and values; Values as a source of conflict; Extrinsic and intrinsic values; Values and the greens
Values and policy makingValuing the future; Digging away at the roots; Further reading; 3 Sustainable development and the goals of environmental policy; From problems to solutions; The predicament of humankind; Malthusianism; 'Limits to growth'; 'Limits to growth' as a policy goal; Sustainable development; What sustainable development means; Assessing sustainability: the three key criteria; Assessing sustainability: the capital approach; Assessing sustainability: environmental space; Alternative goals for environmental policy; Sustainable consumption - or is it?; From setting goals to scoring
Further reading4 Science and technology; Science, technology and policy making; Science; What do policy makers need to know?; The strengths and weaknesses of the scientific method; Reductionism; Positivism and falsification; Science in society; Making policy when science is uncertain; No-regrets strategies; The precautionary principle; Technology; Technology and sustainable development; Appropriate technology; Ecological modernisation; Preventative environmental management; Conclusion; Further reading; Websites; 5 Environmental policy making in organisations
Corporate environmental policy - the contextGovernment regulation; Customers; Local communities and NGOs; Investors; Employees; Corporate environmental policy in action; Environmental auditing; Developing corporate environmental policy; Environmental management systems; ISO 14000 series; EMAS; Managing sustainability; The Natural Step; The radical critique and some conclusions; Further reading; Websites; 6 Environmental policy making in government; The policy-making process; Policy environment; Policy inputs; Power, access and representation; Models of interest group representation
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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10.4324/9780203842836 doi