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Main Title The environmental future : emerging challenges and opportunities for EPA : a report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT).
CORP Author National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (U.S.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA 100-R-02-001
Stock Number PB2003-102984
OCLC Number 53398320
Subjects Environmental protection--United States--Forecasting. ; Environmental policy--United States--Forecasting.
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency. ; Forecasting ; US EPA ; Environmental policy ; Environmental management ; Recommendations ; Environmental impacts ; Health hazards ; Public health ; Laws ; National resources ; Populations ; Threats ; Pollution control ; Research and development ; Trends ; Environmental issues
Internet Access
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http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS39794
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=400000TM.PDF
Holdings
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EJAD  EPA 100/R-02-001 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/06/2004
NTIS  PB2003-102984 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 online resource.
Abstract
Our nation's approach to environmental protection has been largely reactive. Environmental laws, institutions and regulations have been created in response to existing environmental and public health threats. Policymakers rarely have the opportunity to contemplate long-term or emerging environmental challenges. Futures analysis, the art and science of anticipating nascent environmental issues, encourages proactive planning to prevent potential problems, rather than responding after the fact. The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) was asked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to play a more strategic and visionary advisory role in March of 2000. In response, NACEPT agreed to review and recommend environmental foresight methods, and to identify emerging trends and issues relevant to EPA in the next five to ten years. Understanding the environmental consequences of future social, economic and technological changes can help EPA make better-informed and more strategic decisions. This report recommends a comprehensive, continuous and institutional futures scanning process to identify emerging trends and issues.
Notes
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 8, 2003). "September 2002." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 100-R-02-001."
Contents Notes
NACEPT reviews and recommends environmental foresight methods, and identifies emerging trends and issues relevant to EPA in the next five to ten years.