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#1Andy Gouldson (University of Leeds)H-Index: 29
#2Elena Lopez-Gunn (LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science)H-Index: 3
Last. Vijay KrishnarayanH-Index: 1
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Based on a study conducted for the Environment Agency for England and Wales, we discuss the contribution that new alternative and complementary environmental policy instruments might make to the realization of the objectives of the EU's Water Framework Directive. Following a survey that identified nearly 100 examples where alternative and complementary instruments are currently being applied in the UK, we categorize such instruments as information-based approaches, private and voluntary regulati...
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#1Beatrice Hedelin (Karlstad University)H-Index: 9
#2Magnus Lindh (Karlstad University)H-Index: 4
Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive will significantly affect the way in which water issues in Europe are managed. Here, a set of criteria for processes for sustainable river basin p ...
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#1Antonio A. R. Ioris (Aberd.: University of Aberdeen)H-Index: 16
The introduction of the Water Framework Directive in Europe represents a unique opportunity to promote more inclusive strategies for the long-term preservation of (socionatural) water systems. However, the analysis of the Portuguese experience, using the River Douro as a case study, reveals still considerable shortcomings in the assessment of problems and the formulation of solutions. Instead of promoting a meaningful dialogue between social groups and spatial areas, there is a systematic attemp...
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#1Nina Wessberg (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 6
#2Riitta Molarius (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 7
This paper examines the challenges faced in governing accidental industrial emissions. Accidental emissions are unexpected situations where harmful runaway emissions are released into the environment, causing damage to people, ecosystems, human property and company images. We claim that in Finland the practices of environmental authorities do not encourage companies to prevent accidental emissions in the most effective way. According to our study, based on action research and case study augmente...
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#1Teresa Fidélis (University of Aveiro)H-Index: 10
#2David Sumares (University of Aveiro)H-Index: 3
Natura 2000 areas bring a new incentive to assess the performance of land-use planning in protecting environmental values from the impacts of development pressures. In the last decades, urban growth and consequent environmental impacts on natural areas have been a major concern for the Portuguese land-use planning system. Sprawl around sensitive areas has been revealed to be a persistent phenomenon in spite of the increasing challenges underlying land-use plans. This article critically analyses ...
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#1Anita EngelsH-Index: 12
#2Lisa Knoll (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 7
Last. Martin Huth (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 2
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European companies have reacted in different ways to the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), Phase I. While some companies engaged in an active trading behaviour focused on additional revenues, others adopted a strategy orientated to mere compliance with the scheme and aimed for balanced accounts only. This article provides the outcomes of a survey on company behaviour under the EU ETS in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark from 2005 to 2006, in which cross-national ...
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Last. K. Shackell (EA: Environment Agency)
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The SKEP ERA-NET (Scientific Knowledge for Environmental Protection) is a consortium of European public sector organizations funding environmental research. The network is funded by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The aim of the network is to facilitate the improvement of science-into-policy processes and to support evidence-based regulation. This paper contains a description of the categorization and review of current environmental research within the network. It also...
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Without participation of the United States, the world?s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, mitigation of global climate change seems hardly conceivable. Despite the U.S. rejection of the Kyoto Protocol and the reluctance of the Bush administration to engage in Post-Kyoto negotiations, recent developments suggest that the U.S. position towards climate policy might change in the medium run. This study provides an overview on current trends in U.S. climate policy. Besides the main elements of nat...
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#1Andreas Nilsson (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 11
#2Anders Biel (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 23
The study investigates determinants of attitudes towards environmental policy measures among decision makers in private companies responsible for large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. Acceptance of climate change policy measures was investigated using a questionnaire sent to a sample of decision makers in the private sector addressed as private citizens. The results showed that acceptance could be predicted by environmental values mediated by personal norms. The results are in line with ear...
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#1Ilke Borowski (University of Osnabrück)H-Index: 4
#2Claudia Pahl-Wostl (University of Osnabrück)H-Index: 58
In recent years, collaborative planning and processes of social learning (SL) have gained increasingly in interest in river basin management. In this paper, we first summarize the prerequisites for SL to take place in collaborative management processes. These are openness, gains and incentives, and a perceived pressure to learn. We then study the European situation subsequent to the introduction of the European Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC; WFD) as an example. Based on an analysis of po...
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