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Tools to Aid Environmental Decision Making

Edited By: VH Dale and MR English

342 pages, 30 figs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #89986 | ISBN: 0387985565
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About this book

Environmental decisions are made every day in manufacturing plants, city council meetings, and corporate board rooms. This book is unique in identifying and presenting tools to environmental decision-makers to help them improve the quality and clarity of this vital process. The tools described in this book range from software to policy approaches, and from environmental databases to focus groups. Tools to Aid Environmental Decision Making will be of value to decision makers and their staffs, environmental managers, and students in environmental risk, policy, economics and law.


Tools to Aid Environmental Decision Making: An Overview .- Identifying Environmental Values.- Tools to Characterize the Environmental Setting.- Tools for Understanding the Socioeconomic and Political Settings for Environmental Decision Making.- Characterizing the Legislative, Regulatory, and Judicial Setting.- Integration of Information.- Future Forecasting.- Assessment, Refinement, and Narrowing of Options.- Post-Decision Assessment.- Next Steps in Developing and Applying Tools for Environmental Decision Making.

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