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Environnement et inégalités sociales

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Book Series: Architecture, aménagement du territoire, environnement ISBN: 9782800413969 Year: Pages: 216 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles
Subject: Social Sciences
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Since its inception, environmental protection has been based on the natural sciences and technology and, more recently, has interacted with the economy, but its relations with social aspects have been the subject of less attention. 'Warning. The environment, however, calls for the preservation of (quality of) life, and man is a social animal. However, if the objective of environmental protection is generally formulated in a consensual way, it will obviously be declined in different ways according to social differentiations. Taking full account of these interactions leads to formulating a series of questions. How are environmental impacts distributed in a society? How can objectives and actions oriented towards the protection of the environment be read in the prism of the social categories? What are the beneficiaries and the losers in particular? Who can make their voices heard and influence the criteria? What avenues to consider for limiting the negative impacts of economic growth with a dual objective of social equity and the reduction of environmental nuisances? These questions question fundamental aspects of sustainable development and political ecology. They are studied in this book, in theory and in many practical cases locally and nationally, but also more widely in the world.

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Environment

Handbuch Strategische Umweltprüfung (SUP)

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ISBN: 9783700126874 3700126875 9783700133858 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Die strategische Umweltprüfung ist ein umweltpolitisches Instrument von höchster Aktualität. Die Prüfung der Umweltauswirkungen auf vorgelagerten Planungsebenen ist ein wesentlich effizienteres Instrument der umweltpolitischen Vorsorge als ein rein projektbezogenes Vorgehen. Die SUP verbindet effizienteren Umweltschutz mit der Möglichkeit, Zulassungsverfahren auf Projektebene deutlich zu entlasten. Das vorliegende Handbuch wurde so aufgebaut, daß es auch für eilige Leser gut nutzbar ist. Das Werk wendet sich an Planungsexperten sowohl bei Behörden als auch in Planungsbüros. Dabei sind unterschiedlichste Fachbereiche, von der Raumordnung über die Verkehrsplanung, Wasserwirtschaft, Energiewirtschaft, Abfallwirtschaft, Tourismusplanung und andere umweltrelevante Planungsvorhaben angesprochen.Das Handbuch ist ab seiner 2. Auflage als Loseblatt-Sammlung konzipiert, um der dynamischen Entwicklung im SUP-Bereich Folge zu leisten und in regelmäßigen Zeitabständen Aktualisierungslieferungen vornehmen zu können.

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Environment --- literature

Historical GIS Research in Canada

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552387566 Year: Pages: 350 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Geography --- Environmental Sciences
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Fundamentally concerned with place, and our ability to understand human relationships with environment over time, Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) as a tool and a subject has direct bearing for the study of contemporary environmental issues and realities. To date, HGIS projects in Canada are few and publications that discuss these projects directly even fewer. This book brings together case studies of HGIS projects in historical geography, social and cultural history, and environmental history from Canada's diverse regions. Projects include religion and ethnicity, migration, indigenous land practices, rebuilding a nineteenth-century neighborhood, and working with Google Earth.With contributions by:Colleen BeardStephen BockingJennifer BonnellJim CliffordJoanna DeanFrançois DufauxPatrick A. DunaeMarcel FortinJason GillilandWilliam M. GlenMegan HarveyMatthew G. HatvanySally HermansenAndrew HinsonDon LafreniereJohn S. LutzJoshua D. MacFadyenDaniel MacfarlaneJennifer MarvinCameron MetcalfByron MoldofskySherry OlsonJon PasherDaniel RueckR. W. SandwellHenry YuBarbara Znamirowski

Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552388150 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- History
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Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Countercultures and the Environment adds to our knowledge of this understudied period. This collection contributes a sustained analysis of the beginning of major environmental debates in this era and examines a range of issues related to broad environmental concerns, topics which emerged as key concerns in the context of Cold War military investments and experiments, the oil crisis of the 1970s, debates over gendered roles, and the increasing attention to urban pollution and pesticide use.No other publication dealing with this period covers the wide range of environmental topics (among others, activism, midwifery, organic farming, recycling, urban cycling, and communal living) or geographic locales, from Yukon to Atlantic Canada. Together, they demonstrate how this period influenced and informed environmental action and issues in ways that have had a long-term impact on Canadian society.With contributions by:Matt CaversMegan DaviesNancy JanovicekAlan MacEachernDavid NeufeldRyan O'ConnorDaniel RossHenry TrimSharon Weaver

Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISBN: 9781552389980 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 168 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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What are the challenges surrounding water in Western Canada?What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights?Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our lives, connecting the humans, animals, and plants that all depend on this precious and endangered resource.Essays from scholars, activists, environmentalists, and human rights advocates illuminate the diverse issues surrounding water in Alberta, including the right to access clean drinking water, the competing demands of the resource development industry and Indigenous communities, and the dwindling supply of fresh water in the face of human-caused climate change. Statements from community organizations detail the challenges facing watersheds, and the actions being taken to mitigate these problems. With a special focus on Environmental and Indigenous issues, Water Rites explores how deeply water is tied to human life.These essays are complemented by full-colour portfolios of work by contemporary painters, photographers, and installation artists who explore our relation to water. Reproductions of historical paintings, engravings and film stills demonstrate how water has shaped our country’s cultural imaginary from its beginnings, proving that water is a vital resource for our lives and our imaginations.

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Water --- Environment --- Western Canada

Environment in the Courtroom

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ISBN: 9781552389867 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 824 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Law --- Environmental Sciences
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Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who are concerned with the way that courts handle environmental cases.Environment in the Courtroom provides extensive insight into Canadian environmental law. Covering key environmental concepts and the unique nature of environmental damage, environmental prosecutions, sentencing and environmental offences, evidentiary issues in environmental processes and hearings, issues associated with site inspections, investigations, and enforcement, and more, this collection has the potential to make make a significant difference at the level of understanding and practice.Containing perspective and insight from experienced and prominence Canadian legal practitioners and scholars, Environment in the Courtroom addresses the Canadian provinces and territories and provides context by comparison to the United States and Australia. No other collection covers these topics so comprehensively. This is an essential reference for all those interested in Canadian environmental law.

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Law --- Environment --- Canada

EMSURE: energy and mobility for sustainable regions

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Book Series: Outros títulos ISBN: 9789892611020 Year: Pages: 56 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1102-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book retraces the multidisciplinary research project EMSURE - Energy and Mobility for Sustainable Regions. Communicational articles – developed from a set of interviews with the researchers – aim to depict the wide range of disciplines that constitute the EMSURE. An encompassing framework that comprises such diverse areas as intelligent use of energy, sustainable mobility, buildings and energy efficiency, clean energy supply and assessment, and sustainable energy assessment, or planning for sustainability. Integrated in the Energy for Sustainability (EFS) initiative, of the University of Coimbra, EMSURE is established as a research project focused on multidisciplinary issues. Its main objectives include developing models, methodologies and technologies that enable the decision-makers and companies to promote a sustainable path within the Portugal Centre Region

Beyond Certification

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ISBN: 9781910174531 Year: Pages: 86 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Certification emerged from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit amidst&#xD;great hope that we would finally begin to address the wicked environmental&#xD;and social problems facing our globe. Despite a proliferation&#xD;of certification schemes in twenty-five industry sectors over more than&#xD;twenty years, the environmental and social ills resulting from destructive&#xD;and irresponsible exploitation of natural and human resources have&#xD;grown still worse.&#xD;Beyond Certification reviews the positive aspects of certification, of which&#xD;there are many. But more important, it argues that we can no longer afford&#xD;to gloss over its failures. It is powerfully clear we need a very different&#xD;approach and set of actions to managing wicked problems like deforestation&#xD;and exploitation. The book offers one alternative model, based on Values,&#xD;Transparency, Transformation and Verification, and shares stories of how&#xD;farsighted people in very large corporations in a number of industries have&#xD;adopted this model to manage natural resources far more responsibly&#xD;while also benefitting local communities. Part of the power of this model&#xD;is that the companies work in partnership with an extensive network of&#xD;NGOs, local communities, suppliers, and other stakeholders to effect&#xD;needed change.&#xD;Beyond Certification does not claim that this VT-TV model is the only&#xD;solution. Rather, it serves to show how new and seemingly radical&#xD;thinking can resonate so strongly with many people and companies&#xD;that it catalyzes positive change. It makes the case for our continuing to invest more thought and proactive energy to develop still other&#xD;approaches to grappling with the serious issues confronting us all,&#xD;before it is too late.

Le golfe du Lion

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ISBN: 9782759203123 Year: Pages: 372 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-0312-3 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The ORME programme (Observatoire régional méditerranéen de l'environnement) is a CNRS multidisciplinary research structure that studies the environment as a scientific object and centres its work on the Gulf of Lion, a land-sea system seen as a key zone in the Mediterranean.This takes stock of the multidisciplinary knowledge acquired of the system. It provides an overview of its vulnerability in the face of climate and manmade change. It demonstrates the necessity of integrated management of the "water" resource, in consultation with all the stakeholders involved, taking account of the interactions between man and nature.&#xD;

Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

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ISBN: 9780815399841 9780367855819 Year: Pages: 238 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Sociology --- Political Science
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The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region. It applies the human security framework, which has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP), as a tool to provide answers to many questions that face the Barents population today. The study explores human security dimensions such as environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security in order to assess the current challenges that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In doing so, the book develops a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs in the Barents Region and provides recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities. This book will be a valuable tool for academics, policy-makers and students interested in environmental and human security, sustainable development, environmental studies and the Arctic and Barents Region in particular. &#xD;

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