Science Inventory

Resilience and environmental management

Citation:

Garmestani, A. Resilience and environmental management. To be Presented at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, April 14, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

Environmental law plays a key role in shaping policy for sustainability. In particular, the types of legal instruments, institutions, and the response of law to the inherent variability in socio-ecological systems is critical. Sustainability likely must occur via the institutions we have in place, combined with alterations in policy and regulation within the context of these institutions. The most effective approach is adaptive, in terms of both management and governance. Goveranance is not a linear process producing optimal results. Rather, governance is an iterative process that requires constant monitoring and recalibration of the parameters driving policy formulation. This ecosystem management arrangement is best characterized as adaptive governance, with research on sustainability specific to the scale of interest.

Description:

Environmental law plays a key role in shaping policy for sustainability. In particular, the types of legal instruments, institutions, and the response of law to the inherent variability in socio-ecological systems is critical. Sustainability likely must occur via the institutions we have in place, combined with alterations in policy and regulation within the context of these institutions. The most effective approach is adaptive, in terms of both management and governance. Goveranance is not a linear process producing optimal results. Rather, governance is an iterative process that requires constant monitoring and recalibration of the parameters driving policy formulation. This ecosystem management arrangement is best characterized as adaptive governance, with research on sustainability specific to the scale of interest.

URLs/Downloads:

Resilience   (PDF,NA pp, 1683 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 04/14/2017
Record Last Revised: 04/29/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335976

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT DIVISION