By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Environment and Resources Commission on Geosciences, Committee on Building an Environmental Management Science Program
This e-book assesses the dept of Energy's Environmental administration technological know-how software - a brand new software that money easy study relating to environmental cleanup of the department's guns advanced. The authoring committee used to be proven to propose the dep. at the constitution and administration of this system. The ebook presents tips on long term demanding situations and possibilities for this system.
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Suggestions have still got to come from the scientists who actually study the environment’ (Engineering manager, compressor manufacturer). Conclusions and policy implications Many of our interviewees were conscious of living in an increasingly interconnected world in which decisions made by other people in distant places impacted on their personal and professional lives. In the refrigeration sector, where more companies were trading internationally, interviewees referred to economic globalisation, in the shape of competition with lowcost producers in Asia, north Africa and eastern Europe.
Interviewees professed themselves frustrated by this technical and regulatory diversity. There was also a strong sense that they were reacting to developments, rather than themselves playing a significant part in shaping future agendas, either environmental or commercial. Few of the companies in our study could contemplate direct involvement in the national or international regulatory process in the way that major corporations claim environmental partnerships with governments. However, even suggestions of their collective representation through trade associations drew a mixed response.
Win-win arguments proclaim the coincidence of economic and environmental priorities. The reality is more complicated, and it is often this, rather than a deficiency of information about the nature of the environmental challenge, which curbs managers’ willingness and ability to create the perfect ‘green’ business. Szerszynski (1996) has written of the difficulty of ‘knowing what to do’ as an environmental dilemma characterising modernity. In a less philosophically elevated fashion, this is the dilemma that confronts many of our interviewees from refrigeration.