Environmental Planning Articles

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Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined ...

Modelling uncertainty of flood quantile estimations at ungauged sites by Bayesian networks

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2014)

Prediction at ungauged sites is essential for water resources planning and management. Ungauged sites have no observations about the magnitude of floods, but some site and basin characteristics are known. Regression models relate physiographic and climatic basin characteristics to flood quantiles, which can be estimated from observed data at ...

Women @ Energy: Bing Liu

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Bing Liu is a chief research engineer in the Building Energy Systems group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is also a program manager overseeing PNNL’s Building Energy Codes Program, a multi-million dollar program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and leads a team of over 20 staff across business units to support the ...

Women @ Energy: Allison Thomson

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Allison M. Thomson is a researcher and group leader at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a partnership of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary research interests are in the field of climate change and land use, using computer modeling to understand the interactions ...

Green CSR practices: a European approach

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 30, 2014)

In their business strategy, companies incorporate their concerns on global environmental problems by setting their principles on sustainability with CSR. An in depth analysis will provide a general view of how European companies express their environmental concerns through green management. A comparative content analysis of European companies is ...

Valuation of nitrogen retention as an ecosystem service on a catchment scale

by IWA Publishing  (Jun. 18, 2014)

An ecosystem service approach was used to study the water purification service exemplified by impacts of land management scenarios. Nitrogen retention was calculated in two agricultural catchments by the dynamic Integrated Nutrients in Catchments (INCA)-N model. The monetary valuation was based on purification efficiency of artificial wetlands. ...

Risk–based land use planning around hazardous chemical installations

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 17, 2014)

This paper presents a framework for supporting land use planning decisions around hazardous chemical facilities taking risk into consideration. The proposed methodology contains all the steps that a planner needs to fully define the problem based on multi–criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and incorporating the needs of major local stakeholders. ...

Perception of risk of natural hazards: a hazard mitigation plan framework

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 17, 2014)

A new approach is presented for policy makers to incorporate sociological aspects of human risk perception into their hazard mitigation plans. Previous methods for creating these plans generally used equivalent dollar losses from natural hazard events as the statistic by which to make decisions. Such an approach fails to take into consideration ...

Latin American narratives of sustainability: opportunities for engagement through films

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 29, 2014)

Can cinema become a vehicle to promote a reflection about the environment that will foster the adoption of values based on planet citizenship, socially responsible attitudes, and environmental commitment? The critical analysis that is presented here of environmental conflicts, as reflected in Latin American cinematographic narratives, can ...

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