Environmental Policy: Protection and Regulation

Benson, David and Jordan, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7678-1024 (2015) Environmental Policy: Protection and Regulation. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, pp. 778-783. ISBN 978-0-08-097087-5

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Environmental policy is primarily concerned with how to govern the relationship between humans and the natural environment in a mutually beneficial manner. Traditionally, it has been defined in terms of the problems it addressed, such as controlling pollution and waste flows and limiting habitat loss. However, policy makers have begun to appreciate that environmental policy will only be genuinely successful when it is sensitively integrated with other sectors and policy areas. Politically speaking, ‘environmental policy integration’ represents a new but potentially difficult stage in the continuing metamorphosis of environmental policy into a much wider policy supporting sustainable human development.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecocentric,ecological modernization,environmental policy,environmental policy integration,environmentalism,policy process,pollution,regulation,sustainable development,technocentric
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 14:22
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/66600
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.91014-6

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