Below is the link for a very interesting and very insightful youtube video detailing the concept and evolution of adaptive management. Dr. Bryan Norton at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that one common reason for many arguments between environmental economists and environmental ethicists is that both disciplines have become too focused and inter-locked on…

The lecture and readings on post-normal science were interesting but hard to fully digest and comprehend its meaning and proper application. As stated applying post-normal science is advisable when addressing issues that are laced with uncertainty and the stakes are high. From what I gather PNS aims to transgress decision-making approaches by involving stakeholders, integrating…

As mentioned in the lecture Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Monitoring and Auditing are common tools used for scoping decision options. My research led me to investigate the EMS and Auditing procedure in place at Apple Inc. Such information was made available in their 2016 Sustainability Report (a link is provided below). It turns out that…

This week’s lecture series and essential readings were focused on the importance of public participation and stakeholder input in the environmental decision making process. Additional research first led me to the PISCES website (Partnerships Involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem). Here I found a collection of case studies, which demonstrated how making the voice…

Framing the issues: Whats the problem?

On September 15, 2013 ‘VoiceofRussia UK’ published a very interesting debate on the ‘Pros and Cons of Biofuels’. The panel hosted a variety of uniquely different speakers, including: a member of the MEP (Member of the European Parliament) and spokesman on Industry and Energy, a director of a think tank audacity, director of biotechnology from…