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  • Students´ Science Research Projects Contribute to Policy Considerations

    High school students from across the United States explored real policy challenges in a national environmental research contest. Validating the existence and distribution of lunar tidal waves, developing the first spatial ecology model of cape vultures, and establishing the correlation between wildfires and surface ozone were the focal points of the top entries of the 2013 Thacher Environmental ...

  • Research and Markets: Renewable Policy Analysis - 2013

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x6qqvx/renewable_policy) has announced the addition of the "Renewable Policy Analysis - February, 2013" report to their offering. The Renewable Policy Analysis ...


  • Research and Markets: Renewable Policy Analysis - Q4, 2012

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rbc8g9/renewable_policy) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Renewable Policy Analysis - Q4, 2012" to their offering. The Renewable Policy Analysis provides in depth study of the major renewable policy developments across the ...


  • McGraw-Hill Research Foundation Policy Paper Advocates Expanding Sustainability Education

    A McGraw-Hill Research Foundation policy paper argues that sustainability education must be expanded and more fully integrated into students' curricula in order to best meet society's long-term sustainability goals.  In A Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability Education, co-authors Liv Haselbach, Ph.D., and ...


  • Knowledge brokers could transfer research findings to policy makers

    Environmental policies and regulations are increasingly supported by strong scientific evidence, often the result of research specifically designed to inform policy. A new report examines approaches to managing and communicating environmental research in Europe and North America. This EU-supported report, conducted by the SKEP-ERA-NET network1, compares processes for planning, managing and ...

  • Opening the way for China-Europe cooperation on water policy research and business

    China’s growing action to tackle water resource limitations and water pollution mean that companies internationally, especially those in Europe, are increasingly on the lookout for business opportunities there. The China Europe Water Platform is a joint initiative supported at the highest level by both China and the European Union. One of its aims is to help companies be better placed to ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Free online access to inaugural volume of Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research

    Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research is new to Taylor & Francis for 2009. View the inaugral volume free online(http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t780786795~db=all)!Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research publishes original policy-oriented papers addressing a broad range of natural resource fields ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Research and Markets: US Policy on Engine Efficiency: Driven by the US Department of Energy`s Over-Arching Policy for Energy Research & Development

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ct3psd/us_policy_on_engin) has announced the addition of the "US Policy on Engine Efficiency" report to their offering. US Policy on Engine ...


  • EU water policies can be implemented through a science-policy interface, say researchers

    Under the Water Framework Directive (WFD), all water in Europe should be of good quality, ensuring the sustainable use of water in the future for Member States. Researchers suggest water policies can be successfully implemented through a science-policy interface, where scientific research is integrated at all stages of policy developments. A concept has been developed to provide the necessary ...

  • Integrating science and water policy

    The aim of the workshop is to address key issues related to water on the basis of the expertise and experience of outstanding European scholars explore the requirements for integration in current water research and demonstrate approaches for how these requirements can be fulfilled facilitate an open exchange between science and policy and to develop recommendations for future EU ...


  • Development key to climate policy

    Developing countries need ‘green’ development, not emission cuts, to fight climate change, say B. Sudhakara Reddy and Gaudenz B. Assenza.  Developing countries have limited capacity to use new technologies. Many suffer widespread disease and malnutrition, have weak health systems, and poor access to safe water and sanitation. Resources spent on cutting emissions alone could be better ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environmental policy and technological innovation

    OECD researchers have proven what many good business leaders know from bitter experience - it's better to wait until government policy is clear before making investment decisions. The research by the OECD examined innovation and technology transfer in the areas of air pollution abatement, wastewater effluent treatment, solid waste management, and climate change mitigation in order to determine ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • AWWA Policy: Climate change

    The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Climate Change has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the Executive Committee will ...

  • Hidden health costs of transportation policy

    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is holding a briefing to examine health impacts and costs associated with transportation in the United States. The briefing will address how federal policies regarding transportation infrastructure, in addition to policies concerning vehicles and fuels, can play an important role in improving public health and reducing health care costs. ...

  • Environmental policies to stimulate technological innovation

    Environmental policies must provide the right incentives for the development of innovative technologies that reduce pollution and mitigate the effects of climate change. A recent study has investigated the characteristics of policies that are likely to encourage green innovation and concluded that those that are stringent, predictable and flexible are the most effective. Motivating green ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pricing policies for efficient water management

    Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale. The system is intended to be used when water has to be allocated to different users under conditions of water scarcity. In many parts of the world, demand for water is outstripping the availability of water. Water is increasingly seen as a scarce resource that ...

  • Renewable Policy Analysis - July, 2010

    Renewable Policy Analysis - July, 2010 This report includes policy updates on the major countries. There are 39 news stories covered in the report. In addition to it, following two articles are covered in detail: 1. Ontario’s Green Energy Act Drives Renewable Investments ...


  • Air pollution and climate policies not in conflict

    Air pollution policy does not undermine the long-term goals of climate change policy, a new study concludes. Although reductions in the pollutant sulphur dioxide could have some warming effects on the Earth’s temperature, the impacts are only short term and will never outweigh climate policy’s cooling effects. Some researchers have raised concerns that ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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