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Linking science and technology to society's environmental goals [electronic resource] / Policy Division, National Research Council.

By: National Research Council (U.S.). Policy Division.
Material type: TextTextSeries: National forum on science and technology goals: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 530 p.) : ill., charts.ISBN: 0585027277 (electronic bk.); 9780585027272 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Environmental risk assessment -- Social aspects -- United States | Environmental policy -- United States | Electronic books | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy | Meio ambiente urbano | Administracao | Naturwissenschaften | Umweltpolitik | Technik | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Linking science and technology to society's environmental goals.DDC classification: 363.7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Committee report -- Society's environmental goals -- Use social science and risk assessment to make better societal choices -- Focus on monitoring to build better understanding of our ecological systems -- Reduce the adverse impacts of chemicals in the environment -- Development environmental options for the energy system -- Use a systems engineering and ecological approach to reduce resource use -- Improve understanding of the relationship between population and consumption as a means to reducing the environmental impacts of population growth -- Set environmental goals via rates and directions of change.
Commissioned papers -- National environmental goals: implementing the laws, visions of the future, and research priorities / Richard D. Morgenstern -- Measurement of environmental quality in the United States / N. Phillip Ross, Carroll Curtis, William Garetz, Eleanor Leonard -- Attitudes toward the environment twenty-five years after Earth Day / Karlyn Bowman -- Environmental goals and science policy: a review of selected countries / Konrad von Moltke -- Can states make a market for environmental goals? / Richard A. Minard, Jr. -- Setting environmental goals: the view from industry. A review of practices from the 1960s to the present /John Ehrenfeld, Jennifer Howard -- Status of ecological knowledge related to policy decision-making needs in the area of biodiversity and ecosystems in the United States / Walter V. Reid -- The federal budget and environmental priorities / Albert H. Teich.
Keynote addresses and presentations -- Keynote address / D. James Baker -- Keynote address / Thomas Grumbly -- Keynote address / Barry Gold -- keynote address / Harlan Watson -- Keynote address / David Garman -- Presentations -- Presentation / John Wise, Peter Truit -- Presentation / Judith Espinsoa, Peggy Duxbury -- Presentation / Gilbert S. Omenn.
Summary: Where should the United States focus its long-term efforts to improve the nation's environment? What are the nation's most important environmental issues? What role should science and technology play in addressing these issues? Linking Science and Technology to Society's Environmental Goals provides the current thinking and answers to these questions.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Committee report -- Society's environmental goals -- Use social science and risk assessment to make better societal choices -- Focus on monitoring to build better understanding of our ecological systems -- Reduce the adverse impacts of chemicals in the environment -- Development environmental options for the energy system -- Use a systems engineering and ecological approach to reduce resource use -- Improve understanding of the relationship between population and consumption as a means to reducing the environmental impacts of population growth -- Set environmental goals via rates and directions of change.

Commissioned papers -- National environmental goals: implementing the laws, visions of the future, and research priorities / Richard D. Morgenstern -- Measurement of environmental quality in the United States / N. Phillip Ross, Carroll Curtis, William Garetz, Eleanor Leonard -- Attitudes toward the environment twenty-five years after Earth Day / Karlyn Bowman -- Environmental goals and science policy: a review of selected countries / Konrad von Moltke -- Can states make a market for environmental goals? / Richard A. Minard, Jr. -- Setting environmental goals: the view from industry. A review of practices from the 1960s to the present /John Ehrenfeld, Jennifer Howard -- Status of ecological knowledge related to policy decision-making needs in the area of biodiversity and ecosystems in the United States / Walter V. Reid -- The federal budget and environmental priorities / Albert H. Teich.

Keynote addresses and presentations -- Keynote address / D. James Baker -- Keynote address / Thomas Grumbly -- Keynote address / Barry Gold -- keynote address / Harlan Watson -- Keynote address / David Garman -- Presentations -- Presentation / John Wise, Peter Truit -- Presentation / Judith Espinsoa, Peggy Duxbury -- Presentation / Gilbert S. Omenn.

Where should the United States focus its long-term efforts to improve the nation's environment? What are the nation's most important environmental issues? What role should science and technology play in addressing these issues? Linking Science and Technology to Society's Environmental Goals provides the current thinking and answers to these questions.

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