Policy and management options for the mitigation of environmental change

Moon, Katie, and Cocklin, Chris (2012) Policy and management options for the mitigation of environmental change. In: Matthews, John A., Bartlein, Patrick J., Briffa, Keith R., Dawson, Alastair G., De Vernal, Anne, Denham, Tim, Fritz, Sherilyn C., and Oldfield, Frank, (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Environmental Change. Sage Publications, London, U.K., pp. 406-425.

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[Extract] Mitigation involves the development and implementation of new or improved technologies to reduce the extent of humaninduced environmental change. Awareness of the detrimental environmental effects of human activity and the consequent need for mitigation has increased progressively since the 1960s. Rachel Carson's seminal publication Silent Spring highlighted the need to minimise the adverse environmental effects of human activity noting that 'the rapidity of change and the speed with which new situations are created follow the impetuous and needless pace of man rather than the deliberate pace of nature' (Carson, 1962: 6).

Item ID: 24445
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-85702-360-5
Keywords: policy, environment, environmental change, management, mitigation, adaptation
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2013 23:59
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 70%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 100%
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