environmental governance Articles

  • Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance

    Untitled Document What does corporate governance have to do with environmental performance? The answer is: everything. And this relationship is becoming increasingly important as more and more ...

  • Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow

    Runoff from animal production facilities contains various microbial pathogens which pose a health hazard to both humans and animals. Rotavirus is a frequently detected pathogen in agricultural runoff and the leading cause of death among children around the world. Diarrheal infection caused by rotavirus causes more than two million hospitalizations and death of more than 500,000 children every ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

    About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biological desulphurization of Landfill biogas - Case study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet nydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Liberalising environmental governance and the hazards of democratisation

    Abstract: Democratising environmental governance is sometimes presented as if it would necessarily yield desirable environmental outcomes. This is in contradistinction to authoritarianism that is seen as inimical to sound biodiversity management. This paper examines the possibility that democratisation of environmental governance may not always produce the outcomes that are desirable by the ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Multi-level environmental governance: a concept under stress?

    IntroductionThe past decade has witnessed a change in the world order of environmental policy making. The strongholds of national environmental policy competence gave room for international regimes beginning in the 1980s, a development that reached a peak during the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Since then the direction of governance patterns has partly been reversed. However, the trend is not back ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Lessons from Enron — examining the parallels to environmental governance

    This article discusses five key influences affecting every firm's bottom line with regard to environmental governance and public disclosure. LESSON ONE: DON'T START BELIEVING YOUR OWN PR. Gregg Pascal Zachary, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, professed the need for 'hope journalism' — the need for the American press to find positive stories when reporting on sustainability. When it ...


    By AHC Group

  • Local governance of environmental flows in global modernity

    IntroductionLocal environmental policy making is no longer what it used to be two decades or so ago. At that time, the rational model of local environmental policy making was often challenged but most analyses and interpretation frameworks could still start their analysis with the formal model of local policy making and then discuss the deviations, irregularities and shortcomings of such ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Improving Energy and Environmental Performance in Local Government

    Untitled Document What is An Environmental Management System (EMS)? An ...

  • Assessing the effectiveness of environmental governance regimes: remaining gaps

    Thorny and stubborn manifestations of ecological degradation have elicited an array of institutional responses, in domestic arenas and through international channels. Many of the organisational mechanisms that have emerged in this context, displaying varying degrees of coherence and purposefulness, possess structural and functional attributes commonly associated with governance regimes. In recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental compliance enforcement from the government accountability office

    This article presents the testimony before the Committee on the Environment and Public Works in the U.S. Senate about the EPA's effort to improve and make more consistent it's compliance and enforcement activities. Why GAO Did This Study The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the nation’s environmental laws and regulations through its Office of Enforcement and ...

  • Environmental strategies and global environmental governance: the experience of carbon disclosure project/Brazil

    Through content analysis, this paper identifies the environmental and political-institutional strategies used by Brazilian companies in the carbon disclosure project (CDP) to fight against climate change. An exploratory study was made with a literature review and the content analysis technique was used for data treatment. The results show that political-institutional strategies are used by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are governments ready for Rio 2012?

    Though the next Earth Summit, Rio+20, will take place next June, few governments have started to seriously assess their progress towards achieving the internationally agreed upon sustainable development goals outlined in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, according to a recent survey from the Access Initiative. Time is running short. In ...

  • Challenges in governance and innovation

    This article describes the evolution and complexity of BP's climate change strategies, including BP's own environmental footprint, a reinvention of its energy products to go beyond petroleum, and a recognition that their climate change strategies are both a business opportunity and a responsibility. BP AND CLIMATE CHANGE When BP exited the Global Climate Coalition in 1997, it marked the beginning ...


    By AHC Group

  • Agri-environmental governance and political systems in Central and Eastern Europe

    This paper presents an institutional analysis of agri-environmental governance in Central and Eastern Europe conducted by way of three case studies from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. Building upon the theory on natural resource governance as developed by Ostrom and others, the analysis focuses on the linkages between agri-environmental governance and the political system. Its results ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The expansion of participatory governance in the environmental policies of developing countries: the example of Madagascar

    The notion of governance is often considered to be essential, particularly by international institutions in developing countries, to improve the efficiency of policies and to strengthen the legitimacy of the aid. This article aims to clarify the various meanings of this notion and to analyse the policies for devolution of management of natural resources to local communities. The participatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power, political economy and environmental governance: staple chains as media of power

    This paper critically compares radical and reformist global commodity chain analysis with two other traditions: Canadian staples analysis and the analysis of filieres. It considers what each can contribute to a critical analysis of essentially linear production and exchange complexes, particularly for the extraction and export of raw materials and semiprocessed goods. The article offers elements ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland: Returning to the Drawing Board

    EXTRACT: Northern Ireland is a region of sharp contrasts. Although it was the first part of the modern United Kingdom to experience devolution, it has been governed by direct rule from Westminster for much of the last thirty years. Equally, it is famed for its beautiful landscapes and environmental quality, yet sharp criticisms have been made of the levels of environmental governance delivered ...


  • Governance Instruments That Protect Children`s Environmental Health: Is Enough Being Done?

    Abstract: We describe our efforts to find and assess governance instruments: laws, regulations, guidelines, addressing specifically the issue of children's environmental health in OECD countries in the European Union (EU) and in the United States of America (US). The ultimate purpose is to inform policy that will further Canada's commitment to children's environmental health. Among ...


  • Environment, governance and GDP: discovering their connections

    This article investigates the impacts of governance and GDP on environmental quality, as measured by water quality, air quality, wilderness of land and biodiversity, using data from 123 countries. It finds no evidence that GDP growth will turn environmental degradation around after a certain point, as much of the literature has suggested. Instead, GDP's impact is mixed and conditional upon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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