Environmental Principles and Policies

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  • Citizen Participation In China

    Taking a series of environmental protests against paraxylene (PX) projects as an example, this essay aims to explore the role of Chinese citizens in environmental governance. To be specific, this essay seeks to address these questions: How does Chinese public make use of available means to influence decision making about the environmental issue? To what extent does the public participation contribute to good environmental governance in China? What are limitations of current citizen participation in Chinese environmental governance? In order to discuss these questions, this essay will firstly outline the importance of citizen participation in environmental governance. Then, this essay will briefly review a series of anti-PX campaigns which…

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  • Analysis Of Horizons Regional Council's One Plan

    Horizons Regional Council’s ‘One Plan’ is a policy plan to manage the region’s natural resources. The name One Plan alludes to the fact that it combines six distinct regional policy statements and plans into one comprehensive document. The One Plan defines the management of the regions natural resources over the 10-year span of the policy. It concentrates on four significant environmental areas: biodiversity, land management, and water both quality as well as quantity. The overall objective of…

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  • Reflective Essay: What Is A Stewardship?

    I selected to talk about this because of my established feeling for which I was taught to nurture the land. I grew up for a while on a ranch in Coffeeville, KS during my time there I was educated from not just traditional schooling but was also educated on nature and what requirements our world has and how we can respect the animals, plants, and land around us. I have a profound passion for the land around me and have great distaste for people who fail to respect what has been entrusted to them.…

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  • The Importance Of Climate Change

    and Kings College in London (Hart, Nisbet & Myers, 2015). These programs create dynamic critical thinkers that may contribute to initiatives such as knowledge-based journalism, a call for journalists to have areas of specialization so they can determine what is newsworthy and present facts accurately (Nisbet & Fahy, 2015). In the Gibson article, ten environmental journalists were interviewed regarding changes that may affect the newsroom, public opinion on climate change and what role…

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  • The Pacific Northwest Lng Project Environmental Assessment

    Question 1 The Pacific Northwest LNG Project Environmental Assessment Report shows a lot of flaws in public participation. However, the project can only be expected to achieve ‘reasonable’ levels of public participation. Therefore, the public participation of this project, though inadequate compared to the principles of public participation, was reluctantly acceptable. The principles of public participation require public consultation throughout every stage of the environmental assessment…

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  • What Is Social Impact?

    Social impacts are the consequences of change in societies and cultures (Basa, 2007) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) methods are used to study these consequences. The scope of SIA and the methods used have widened considerably in recent decades (Esteves et al. 2012), with SIA developing concepts and tools to assess the social impacts of development projects on people and their livelihoods (Asselin and Parkins, 2009; Tang et al., 2008; Vanclay, 2003, 2006). In the United States, the National…

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  • Programmatic NEPA Review

    On December 18, 2014, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued the Final Guidance on Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews (Programmatic NEPA Guidance). This guidance is part of the Administration’s attempt to bring up to date federal agency implementation of NEPA to improve the involvement of the public, transparency, and efficiency of environmental reviews. Under NEPA, a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is created for an extensive federal action,…

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  • Transcanada Case Study Summary

    TransCanada’s responses to its environment can be described by two actions: the drafting of the EIS and the Perryman Study and working with the Nebraska government to reroute the pipeline. 2.1 Environmental Impact Study and Perryman Study As to compile with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Department of State for a presidential permit that included a national interest determination, TransCanada had to prepare an EIS, which was a three-year study and examined “project design…

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  • What Are The Six Principles Of Lunar Capital

    environment. Investors take important parts of achieving the sustainability. However, the sustainability always be ignored by investors and the whole financial markets. Under the circumstance, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) supported by United Nations appear. The PRI shows the connection between environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and finance. To merge ESG factors into the decision of investment could make a more stable financial system, decrease risks and increase…

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  • Impact Of Keynesianism On Economic Sustainable Development

    The German’s adopted and popularized the principle in the 1960s to tackle environmental issues that might occur with the rise in technological industrialization. This Keynesian idea further extended globally, with the Rio declaration on environment and development in 1992 declares in its n°15 principle that; ‘In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage,…

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