By: Robert B Gibson
240 pages, Figs, tabs
Traditional environmental assessment (EA) focuses on mitigating negative effects, achieving true sustainability demands that eacha new undertaking make a positive contribution to deisrable and durable futures. This onerous goal can only be achieved if decision makers are able to consciously and publicly specify and use sustainability-centred criteria to justify options and to weigh trade offs.
The book covers all aspects of the core requirements of sustainability including the creation of basic criteria, handling trade-offs, practicalities in application, implications for process design and uses in decision-making, as well as examining the range of tools and innovative examples available to assist implementation of sustainability assessment.
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