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In recent years governments at all levels have introduced numerous environmental policies in an attempt to respond to the negative impacts of economic development. Despite some important sucesses, it is generally accepted that the policies that have been introduced have not been able to address these negative impacts in a comprehensive way. Many parties concerned with industrial growth and development are concerned about the economic implications of environmental protection and it is clear that any discussion on strategies for integration must take economic as well as environmental interests into account. Integrating Environment and Economy provides a detailed and accessible examination of the policies and practices associated with local and regional strategies for integrating economic development and environmental management. Using the idea of ecological modernisation as its conceptual framework, this book considers how integrated approaches enable economic and social activities to support rather than undermine the realisation of environmental objectives.
Introduction 1. Integrating Environment and Economy: The Evolution of Theory, Policy and Practice Andrew Gouldson and Peter Roberts Part One: The Wider Context for Integration 2. European Union Perspectives on the Integration of Environment Protection and Economic Development Keith Clement and John Bachtler 3. American Perspectives on Economic Development and Environmental Management: Changing the Federal-Local Balance Martin Whitfield and Douglas Hart 4. Approaches to the Integration of Environmental Protection and Economic Development in Local Government in New Zealand Jennifer Dixon and Neil Eriksen Part Two: The UK Context for Integration 5. Integrating Economic and Environmental Policy: A Context for UK Local and Regional Government Derek Taylor 6. Integrating Environment into Local Economic Development Policies: Experience from UK Local Government David Gibbs and James Longhurst 7. The Interpretation and Implementation of Sustainability Strategies in UK Local Government Stephen Rees and Walter Wehrmeyer 8. Integrating Environment into Regional Economic Development Plans through Strategic Environmental Assessment Elizabeth Wilson Part Three: Regional and Local Case Studies 9. Integrating Environment into Regional Plans and Strategies: The Case of the West Midlands Chris Carter and Steve Winterflood 10. Strategic Frameworks for Local Environmental Policy Integration: The Case of Leicestershire 11. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Local Land -Use Planning: The Case of Mendip Stuart Merritt and Jo Milling 12. Strategic Planning for the Sustainable City-Region: The Case of Manchester Joe Ravetz 13. Integrating Environment and Economy in a Scottish Council: The Case of Fife Tony Jackson 14. Consensus Building for Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Lancashire Joe Doak and Angus Martin 15. Local Agenda 21 and Economic Development: A Case Study of Five Local Authorities Dean Patton and Ian Worthington Conclusion 16. Retrospect and Prospect: Designing Strategies for Integrated Economic Development and Environmental Management Peter Roberts and Andrew Gouldson