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Environmental Management Strategies

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Environmental Management Strategies. This is a comparative study of the environmental management activities and strategies adopted by firms in the United Kingdom and Germany. As well as looking at what firms in the two countries do to manage their impact on the environment, the study asks what influences them do it, and what prevents them from doing more. Walter Wehrmeyer, Marcus Wagner, Carlos Pacheco, and Stefan Schaltegger find that firms in the UK and Germany are at very similar stages in their approaches to environmental management - with attention focused on energy use reduction, and recycling. Procedures such as the use of waste streams from other firms, the substitution of non-renewable materials, and green product design were equally rare in both countries. "Environmental Management Strategies: Britain and Germany Compared" is published by the Anglo-German Foundation.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, Germany, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


Vehicle Fuel Taxes

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Vehicle Fuel Taxes. Recent increases in the price of petrol have led to the current debate about the rate that petrol is taxed in the UK. Although rising oil prices have contributed to the increased cost, the government has been criticised for imposing a high tax rate on petrol and other road fuels. In this briefing note, Zoë Smith looks at the arguments for and against a fuel tax. "The petrol tax debate" is published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

 

By Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


Litter or the Rainforest?

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Litter or the Rainforest?. People living in low income neighbourhoods are far more likely to be worried about dog faeces and litter - than worldwide concerns like global warning or endangered species. This is the finding of research into the environmental concerns and priorities of people living in deprived areas. Rainforests are a long way from here: The environmental concerns of disadvantaged groups is by Kate Burningham and Diana Thrush.

 

By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.


Environment versus equity: the case of transport

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Environment versus equity: the case of transport. The carbon emissions, pollution and congestion caused by increased car ownership and usage are serious environmental problems. In recognition of these social and environmental costs the UK government has been introducing policies to manage the increase in car use - including steep increases in petrol taxes. According to Karen Lucas, Tim Grosvenor and Roona Simpson these can exacerbate the problems faced by many socially excluded communities.

 

By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.

Environment Policy Resource.