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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|Report Number||EPA 100-R-02-001|
|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|
|Collation||1 online resource.|
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.
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 8, 2003). "September 2002." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 100-R-02-001."
NACEPT reviews and recommends environmental foresight methods, and identifies emerging trends and issues relevant to EPA in the next five to ten years.