The Single Market needs to continue to adapt to reach the potential for businesses and
consumers in a borderless Europe. Technological change offers huge possibilities, but it needs
to be accompanied by new approaches in areas like procurement, standards, and intellectual
property. The EU needs a long-term framework for energy and climate policies so that
investment and policy target competitiveness and tackle climate change.
Today’s challenge to business leadership is ensuring profitability while doing the right thing using environmentally sustainable methods. It is possible for business leaders to make money, engage in ethical leadership, and participate in preserving the environment for future generations. It is possible to fit these ideas together, but it is not easy.
Environmentalists and business leaders have traditionally seen themselves at odds. But the concepts of business, ethics, and the environment can be aligned to create innovation rather than legislation and litigation.
Understanding the origins of humanity has long been one of our foremost
intellectual pursuits, and one that greatly interests the general public as
evidenced by museum attendance and by numerous media productions
and general interest publications. Progress toward an improved understanding
of our heritage is a continuing challenge for the scientific community, requiring
advances in a range of disciplines that include archaeology, anthropology, geology,
biology, oceanography, and genetics, and particularly research advances in
areas where two or more of these fields intersect.
Consider it as a shot across the bow. Republicans on the US House
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology managed to
include language in last month’s agreement for fiscal 2011 that
stops the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
from spending on a new National Climate Service. The temporary
restriction has little immediate impact, given that NOAA proposed
how to create the service in its 2012 budget request, which is currently
up for debate.
Frequently Asked Questions National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change answer many question: Why are you revising the previous EPA National Water Program Climate Strategy, What is your main message, How is this “National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change”
different from the other federal climate change strategies and adaptation plans that have
been, or will soon be, released,...
Soon after I left my role as an adviser to the UK government, I was
interrupted whilst speaking publicly on the need for new climate
change policies. “If you advocated these things in government for four
years”, he said, “how come none of them happened?” It is a question
that deserves a substantive answer.
I have made the case for action on climate change in government, the
voluntary sector and in business over the past ten years. It has been a
fascinating but often dispiriting experience. We must do far better in the
next ten years....
On average, one ton of hazardous waste per person is generated annually
by industries in the United States. Before the Resource Conservation and
Recovery Act of 1984, hazardous wastes were improperly disposed of into
the environment without any regulation. As a result, remediation of these
contaminated sites and management of the ongoing hazardous waste sources
are two major tasks to be achieved by treatment technologies.
When one is confronted with a new problem that involves the collection and analysis of data, two crucial
questions are: How will using statistics help solve this problem? And, Which techniques should be used?
This book is intended to help environmental engineers answer these questions in order to better understand
and design systems for environmental protection.
The book is not about the environmental systems, except incidentally. It is about how to extract
information from data and how informative data are generated in the first place.
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According to the scheme for forests, the services are divided into five main categories: resources;
ecological; biospheric; social; and amenities2. The resources category refers to all goods that may be
obtained from forests (wood and non-wood); the ecological services are those related to protection
of water, soil and health; the biospheric services are mainly climate regulation and biodiversity
protection; while social and amenity services comprise of different types of recreational activities
and the cultural importance of forests.
The evidence in this paper documents that the similarities between banks’ and non-
financial firms’ capital structure may be greater than previously thought. Specifically, this
paper establishes five novel and interrelated empirical facts.
First, standard cross-sectional determinants of firms’ capital structures also apply to
large, publicly traded banks in the US and Europe, except for banks close to the minimum
This volume, the first in a series, presents the findings of an ambitious
project—to measure the impact of fishing on the ecosystems
that make up the North Atlantic Ocean and to propose ways to mitigate
that impact. The project arose from a request by Dr. Joshua
Reichert, the Director of the Environment Program of the Pew
Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, to answer six specific questions
about the North Atlantic:
• What are the total fisheries catches from the ecosystems, including
reported and unreported landings and discards at sea?...
The Society makes every effort to ensure that the scientific and production quality of its books matches that
of its journals. Since 1997, all book proposals have been refereed by specialist reviewers as well as by the
Society’s Books Editorial Committee. If the referees identify weaknesses in the proposal, these must be
addressed before the proposal is accepted.
Once the book is accepted, the Society Book Editors ensure that the volume editors follow strict
guidelines on refereeing and quality control.
There is a large, complex and dynamic set
of linkages between agriculture and water.
Irrigated agriculture makes a substantial
contribution to the growth in agricultural
production across many countries. Yet,
agriculture can have significant impacts (both
positive and negative) on water ecosystems,
and both agriculture and water are becoming
increasingly vulnerable to climate change.
In most OECD countries, agriculture is the major
consumer of water and a significant source of
diffuse water pollution.
In contrast to investment advisers, brokers make recommen-
dations about specific investments like stocks, bonds, or mutual
funds. While taking into account your overall financial goals,
brokers generally do not give you a detailed financial plan.
Brokers are generally paid commissions when you buy or sell
securities through them. If they sell you mutual funds make
sure to ask questions about what fees are included in the mu-
tual fund purchase.
Brokerages vary widely in the quantity and quality of the ser-
vices they provide for customers.
We also asked respondents a number of questions regarding PPI payouts, establishing that these refunds look set to play a
key role in assisting the savings recovery. Our survey findings showed that 4.3 per cent of Britons had received or expected
to receive a payout this year – equivalent to over two million UK adults.
With average refunds of around £2,600, according to the findings, Britons can expect to receive £5.6 billion in refunds this
The extension of national accounts to cover
economic natural assets and their services
(incorporated into commodities) is important but
cannot deliver a sufficiently complete vision of
the interaction of people and nature. For example,
an enterprise holding and managing a forest will
know and care about trees and timber, but much
less about 'non-timber forest values', or forest water
regulating functions and micro-climate effects which
may be highly important for other sectors of society
and for biodiversity.
Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth’s atmosphere
as a result of human activities, causing surface air
temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures to rise.
Temperatures are, in fact, rising. The changes observed over
the last several decades are likely mostly due to human activities,
but we cannot rule out that some significant part of
these changes is also a reflection of natural variability.
Human-induced warming and associated sea level rises are
expected to continue through the 21st century.
From a policy perspective, it is crucial to identify whether the reason people behave as
they do is primarily the result of lack of knowledge and mastery of relevant financial
management techniques, or whether it reflects fundamental aspects of human nature.
Only in the former case is conventional financial education an appropriate remedy. Such
education might include topics such as the benefits of diversification, the nature of
compound interest, the implications of tax incentives, pension planning, the management
of credit cards and so forth.