EPA Science Inventory

Development of Impact Assessment Methodologies for Environmental Sustainability

Citation:

BARE, J. C. Development of Impact Assessment Methodologies for Environmental Sustainability. CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. Springer Berlin-Heidelberg, , Germany, 16(4):681-690, (2014).

Description:

Sustainability has been discussed for many years, with no consensus on how to ensure that environmental sustainability is reached or even that progress is made in the right direction. The Brundtland Commission statement that sustainability “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs [1]” provides the focus of sustainability on future human generations. The author proposes impact assessment models can be used to provide a consistent direction toward increasing environmental sustainability. In some cases, the impact assessment models already exist for categories such as ozone depletion and global climate change, in other cases, such as land use and resource depletion, additional research is necessary to make the models scientifically valid and practical.

Purpose/Objective:

to inform the public

URLs/Downloads:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10098-013-0685-4   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Projected Completion Date: 04/01/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/27/2014
Record Created: 05/11/2011
Record Released: 05/11/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 235346

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS BRANCH