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  • Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Environmental management ; Geographical information system ; Resource management
  • Author reports on the research performed at the Department of Environmental Protection, University of Forestry and Wood Industry (Sopron). The objective of the research was to investigate the general problems of environmental monitoring, first
  • of all, the summary of types in environmental monitoring and assessment as well as identifying the fundamentals of an information system. - (JS)
  • 1995
  • Environmental issues
  • Carbon dioxide ; Concept ; Environment ; Environmental management ; Forest ; Global change ; Land use ; Water resources
  • If there is a hallmark of environmentalism in the mid-1990s, it must surely be the new emphasis on sustainable development to which so many disciplines are contributing and which holds so many keys to the future of both planet and people
  • . The A. adopts sustainable development as the primary focus of this annual review, which builds upon the earlier emphases on environmental issues and environmental decision-making.
  • 1995
  • The role of women in environmental management: an overview of the rural Cameroonian situation
  • Agricultural practice ; Cameroon ; Countryside ; Environment ; Environmental degradation ; Environmental management ; Status of women ; Woman
  • 1995
  • Global environmental policy: the role for economic instruments
  • Biodiversity ; Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Environmental management ; Global change ; Government policy ; Greenhouse effect ; International agreement ; Pollution ; Taxation system ; Technology transfer
  • This paper discusses global environmental problems such a climate change and biodiversity conservation, and reviews policies to address them. Two broad groups of instruments are analyzed: taxes and marketable permits. The paper concludes
  • with an overview of the available set of policy instruments indicating their potential role in reaching efficient and equitable international environmental agreements.
  • 1995
  • Australia ; Environmental management ; Erosion rate ; Heavy metals ; Isotope ; Natural resources ; New South Wales ; Rill wash ; Soil ; Soil erosion ; Soil pollution ; Tracer
  • Soil erosion status and soil contamination are important ingredients of environmental monitoring for resource management. Research on these questions by physical geographers in Australia is reviewed.
  • 1995
  • Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Environmental management ; Handbook ; Pollution control
  • As the title proves, this manual gives a comprehensive and global presentation of most important problems of the environmental protection and the means needed to solve them. It comprehends the following chapters: Introduction; Environmental factors
  • 1995
  • International environmental treaties and the rights of indigenous peoples in Australia : Australian and international environment agreements
  • Aborigines ; Australia ; Environment ; Human rights ; International laws ; Legislation ; Nature conservation ; Resource management
  • The purpose of the paper is to describe some of the developments in international environmental law and their effect on domestic policy as it relates to indigenous peoples. These peoples have been inadequately represented in the international
  • environmental negotiations. The World Heritage and the Biodiversity Conventions are mentioned in detail. Many indigenous peoples do not perceive or accept the relevance of international treaties or agreements to their day lives.
  • 1995
  • The spatialization of politics: local and national actor-spaces in environmental conflict
  • Association ; Buckinghamshire ; Conflict ; Environmental management ; Local authority ; Local policy ; Locality ; Network ; Policy ; Social life ; South-East England ; United Kingdom
  • -in-situations, or actor-spaces. The study of an environmental conflict around minerals development shows that in practice the local and the national become mixed up as actors build associations in pursuit of their goals.
  • 1995
  • The versatility of the poor: indigenous wetland management systems in Sierra Leone
  • Agricultural technique ; Agriculture ; Environmental management ; Farmer behaviour ; Humid environment ; Living standard ; Rice cultivation ; Sierra Leone ; Water management
  • 1995
  • Cooperative management of environmental resources: a case study from northern Ontario, Canada
  • Canada ; Community ; Conflict ; Cooperation ; Environment ; Environmental management ; Ontario ; Participation ; Power
  • 1995
  • Conflict ; Economic system ; Environmental conservation ; Famine ; Food security ; Project ; Resource management ; Third World ; Underdevelopment
  • The paper argues for priority to be given to the links between hunger and food problems, the human rights of indigenous peoples, and environmental destruction.
  • 1995
  • Belgium ; Coastal dynamics ; Coastal environment ; Coastal management ; Environment ; Environmental management ; Tourism
  • 1995
  • Population change and environmental problems in the Mid-Boteti region of Botswana
  • Agricultural land use ; Botswana ; Cropping ; Demographic change ; Environment ; Environmental degradation ; Resource management ; Society-environment relationship
  • 1995
  • Environmental security and shared water resources in post-Soviet Central Asia
  • Administrative structure ; Conflict ; Environment ; Former USSR ; Irrigation ; Natural resources ; Resource management ; Security ; Soviet Central Asia ; Water ; Water quality ; Water resources
  • indicators to discover the potential for future water-based resource conflict. Water quality and regional social unrest as a consequence of migration from regions of environmental deterioration are examined.
  • 1995
  • Constructing consensus: environmental policy making in Massachusetts
  • Cooperation ; Environment ; Environmental conservation ; Legislation ; Local policy ; Massachusetts ; Nuisance ; Regulation ; Resource management ; United States of America ; Waste
  • 1995
  • Institutional form and its effect on environmental change: the case of groundwater in the Southern High Plains
  • Aquifer ; Environment ; Groundwater ; Irrigation ; New Mexico ; Piezometric level ; Regional policy ; Regulation ; Texas ; United States of America ; Water management ; Water resources ; Water use
  • on groundwater. Lastly, they present their analytic results and discuss the implications for environmental change and community sustainability.
  • 1995
  • Issues in managing water ressources in semiarid regions
  • The Aral Sea basin. A Man-made environmental catastrophe
  • Arid area ; Industrialization ; Irrigation ; Semi-arid area ; Urbanization ; Water ; Water management ; Water resources ; World
  • 1995
  • Deforestation, information and citations. A comment on environmental degradation in Highland Ethiopia
  • Arid area ; Deforestation ; Environment ; Environmental degradation ; Environmental management ; Ethiopia ; Photointerpretation ; Plant cover ; Soil erosion
  • This paper first comments on the deforestation orthodoxy in Ethiopia; the process through which information is constructed and spread. The second part presents a conventional methodology for the interpretation of environmental change based on aerial
  • 1995
  • Appropriation of land ; Association ; Consumption of space ; Economy ; Environmental conservation ; Environmental degradation ; Environmental management ; Externalities ; Land policy ; Landscape ; Landscape evaluation ; Management ; Property right
  • 1995
  • The Aral Sea basin. A Man-made environmental catastrophe
  • Aral Region ; Congress ; Ecological catastrophe ; Ecology ; Former USSR ; Irrigation ; Pesticide ; Pollution ; Soviet Central Asia ; Water management
  • The International Symposium The Aral crisis: origins and solution was held in Nukus (Karakalpak Autonomus Soviet Republic) on 2-5, October, 1990. It was devoted to the analysis of environmental changes in the Aral Sea basin and their impact
  • 1995