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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Environmental impact assessment system in Punjab, Pakistan: review and proposals for improvement: yAbdul Haleem Cheema.

Cheema, Abdul Haleem. January 1998 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Urban Planning / Master / Master of Science in Urban Planning

Environmental compensation, sustainability and land use planning : the case of the electricity supply industry

Cowell, Richard John Westley January 1995 (has links)
No description available.

The impact of inter-basin water tranfers on the macroinvertebrate fauna of the River Wear

Gibbins, Christopher Neil January 1996 (has links)
No description available.

Increasing impacts of land use on biodiversity and carbon sequestration driven by population and economic growth

Marques, Alexandra, Martins, Ines, Kastner, Thomas, Plutzar, Christoph, Theurl, Michaela, Eisenmenger, Nina, Huijbregts, Mark, Wood, Richard, Stadler, Konstantin, Bruckner, Martin, Canelas, Joana, Hilbers, Jelle, Tukker, Arnold, Erb, Karlheinz, Pereira, Henrique January 2019 (has links) (PDF)
Biodiversity and ecosystem service losses driven by land-use change are expected to intensify as a growing and more affluent global population requires more agricultural and forestry products, and teleconnections in the global economy lead to increasing remote environmental responsibility. By combining global biophysical and economic models, we show that, between the years 2000 and 2011, overall population and economic growth resulted in increasing total impacts on bird diversity and carbon sequestration globally, despite a reduction of land-use impacts per unit of gross domestic product (GDP). The exceptions were North America and Western Europe, where there was a reduction of forestry and agriculture impacts on nature accentuated by the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Biodiversity losses occurred predominantly in Central and Southern America, Africa and Asia with international trade an important and growing driver. In 2011, 33% of Central and Southern America and 26% of Africa's biodiversity impacts were driven by consumption in other world regions. Overall, cattle farming is the major driver of biodiversity loss, but oil seed production showed the largest increases in biodiversity impacts. Forestry activities exerted the highest impact on carbon sequestration, and also showed the largest increase in the 2000-2011 period. Our results suggest that to address the biodiversity crisis, governments should take an equitable approach recognizing remote responsibility, and promote a shift of economic development towards activities with low biodiversity impacts.

The effectiveness of environmental impact assessment(EIA) as a regulatory legal framework in Hong Kong

Wong, Kwok-Ngon, January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (M. Phil.)--University of Hong Kong, 2005. / Also available in print.

Textile dyes techniques and their effects on the environment with a recommendation for dyers concerning the Green effect /

Goetz, Charity. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Honors)--Liberty University Honors Program, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.

Assessing the utility of environmental impact assessments as a strategy for global sustainable development / Utility of environmental impact assessments in sustainable development

Akol, Doris. January 2001 (has links)
This thesis discusses the role of Environmental Impact Assessments in the implementation of the concept of sustainable development within the realm of North-South tensions regarding responsibilities for environmental conservation. Environmental Impact Assessments provide opportunities for realizing sustainable development not only because they operationalize the integration principle of sustainable development by facilitating the equilibrium between development and environmental conservation objectives, essential for ecological sustainability, but also because, in allowing for public participation in the assessment process, they promote the realization of the civil right of participation in public affairs, an essential component of good governance required for sustainable development to thrive. However, the thesis scrutinizes the reality in developing countries of adopting Environmental Impact Assessments. They are not yet accorded a lot of value because it is foreign technology imported from the North, which must be adopted often as a conditionality to that much needed development assistance, which often does not take into account cultural realities in developing countries and which inadvertently plays a role in the growth of Third World debt, corruption and erosion of sovereignty in the Third World. It argues, therefore that the utility of Environmental Impact Assessment in the realization of global sustainable development is limited by the existence of these realities unless modifications are made in the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessments in developing countries.

Comparative study of ammonia-based clean rail transportation systems for Greater Toronto area

Hogerwaard, Janette 01 April 2014 (has links)
Ammonia as a transportation fuel offers a carbon-free, hydrogen rich energy source that emits no greenhouse gases in combustion, and has no global warming potential. Furthermore, it may be produced from any renewable energy resource, and is a strong option for long term sustainability. Ammonia also provides a pathway towards a hydrogen economy, which is the long term goal for environmental sustainability. This thesis investigates the feasibility of integrating ammonia as a combustion fuel, hydrogen carrier, heat recovery and working fluid, and for indirect engine cooling, within locomotive propulsion systems for nine novel ammonia-based configurations. Thermodynamic, environmental, and economic analyses are conducted for a typical modern diesel-fueled locomotive and the proposed ammonia configurations. The study comparatively assesses potential long term solutions for sustainable, clean rail transportation. From the modeled results, the proposed systems operating with 50% of required fuel energy replaced by ammonia have a reduction in diesel fuel consumption from 0.211 kg/s to less than 0.10 kg/s. This is associated with a reduction in GHG emissions of more than 8 tonnes CO2eq for a typical daily locomotive duty cycle for commuter operation. Criteria air contaminants are reduced to below upcoming Tier 3 emission levels for NOx and HC emissions, and meet current levels for PM emissions. In total, ten locomotive propulsion systems are investigated including the diesel-fueled locomotive baseline, and the performance gains are considered against economic factors for fuel and equipment costs in a comparative assessment.

The impact of demersal fishing on marine soft-sediment meiofauna

Harries, Daniel Bernard January 1995 (has links)
No description available.

Essays on environmental tax policy analysis dynamic computable general equilibrium approaches applied to China /

Cao, Jing. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Harvard University, 2007. / Adviser: Dale W. Jorgenson. Includes bibliographical references.

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