Adaptive management

In recent decades, with the increase awareness of environmental issue, achieve the sustainable development of environment is necessary. it is apparent that environmental problems are complex because environment comprises many components, numerous processes and complex interconnections and feedback mechanisms (Harding, 1998). Furthermore, the most importing concern is uncertainty and unpredictability in the dynamics of complex…

Making better environmental decisions

In recent decades, with the increase awareness of environmental issue, making better environmental decisions is important to achieve the sustainable development of environment and society. It is apparent that environmental decisions are complex decisions because environment comprises many components, numerous processes and complex interconnections and feedback mechanisms. Therefore, there are many types of risks will…

Climate Change Scenarios over China in the 21st Century

Due to greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions from the enhanced human activities, the climate change has drawn more and more attention from governments, scientists, and the public all over the world. China as a developing country, has already taken some action to reduce the GHGs emissions. Scenario system plays an important role in climate change prevention….

life cycle assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is one of various types of methods can improve and help environmental management. according to Defining Life Cycle Assessment of US Environmental Protection Agency, life cycle assessment is also known as life-cycle analysis, eco-balance, and cradle-to-grave analysis, which  is a important tools  to analyze environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life…

post-normal science for natural conservation

In order to addressing the more and more serious environmental issues which caused by rapid development of technology and economy, the wide range of knowledge need to be involved in environmental decision making particularly post-normal science. Post-normal science Conservation of species and ecosystems is a major global trend that has developed over the last 50…

public participation in china’s environmental protection

In recent decades, with the industrial and economic development rapidly, mass environmental problems has occurred while mass environmental protests in china have increased at a rate of around 29% per year since 1996, and by a staggering 120% in 2012. Lack of public participation in environmental decision-making is a common complaint. There are numerous reason…

The importance of problem-framing

This week we focus on the environment decision making and problem framing. Obviously, the concept of sustainable development of environment has become more and more important. With the increasing challenge of environment, it is necessary to find specific alleviate strategies aiming at different environmental issues. For the personal perspective, problem framing is the first and…