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Department of Environmental Science | Final Year Project Topics

    »   (A case study of Some Selected project Supervisors from Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and Marlum Nigeria Plc, Uyo offices.)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Time impacts are inevitable on construction projects, primarily because of the uniqueness of each project and the limited resources of time and money that can be spent on planning, executing and delivering the project....Continue Reading »

    91 pages |  131 engagements | 

  • 2. Sustainable Life Path Concept.
    » Sustainable Life Path Concept: Journeying Toward Sustainable Consumption   INTRODUCTION   This think piece (concept paper) develops the idea that a construct is needed to help people view consumption as a journey, a complex, lifelong process, rather than a series of discrete, separate, cumulative events (shopping trips). The sustainable life path concept is introduced and developed through the c...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  75 engagements | 

  • 3. Sustainable Consumption in Finland.
    » Sustainable Consumption in Finland—The Phenomenon, Consumer Profiles, and Future Scenarios     INTRODUCTION     This research introduces eight different types of sustainable consumers and their future scenarios. We profiledconsumers from the angles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and egoistic and altruistic motivation. Weapplied to the Structure of Motivation for Sustainable Choices wh...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  74 engagements | 

  • 4. Sustainable Consumption.
    » Sustainable Consumption And The Law   INTRODUCTION   The law introduces a Policy for Education on Sustainable Consumption in order to “encourage adoption of consumer practices and production techniques that are ecologically sustainable” (Art 1). The law defines “sustainable consumption” as “use of natural resources in order to provide quality of life for the present generation without...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  76 engagements | 

  • 5. Economics and Ethical Concerns for the Environment in Consumer Choices.
    » Sustainable Consumption: Economics and Ethical Concerns for the Environment in Consumer Choices   INTRODUCTION The article examines individual action informed by ethical concerns for the environment as a strategy for moving toward more sustainable consumption. The article first employs a model of rational choice to analyze independent consumer choices among the usually assumed self and welfare ce...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  77 engagements | 

  • 6. Accountability of FCS Education to a Sustainability Ethos.
    »   Accountability of FCS Education to a Sustainability Ethos: Focus on Sustainable Consumption     Abstract:   The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ (AAFCS) brand, “creating healthy and sustainable families,” implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializatio...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  69 engagements | 

  • 7. Implementing Sustainable Development.
    » Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies   INTRODUCTION   This book examines how governments in industrialized countries have engaged with the challenge of sustained development over the past decade. Analysis of initiatives undertaken by nine national governments and the European Union reveal important differences in the ways the internationa...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  72 engagements | 

    » SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF URBAN ENVIRONMENTS   INTRODUCTION This book is the result of a research project funded by the Fund for Scientific Research—Flanders (Belgium) that looks into strategic environmental assessment as an instrument to develop urban areas more sustainably. This research is carried out at the Environmental Impact Assessment Center, which is part of the H...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  78 engagements | 

  • 9. Consuming Values and Contested Cultures.
    » Consuming Values and Contested Cultures: A Critical Analysis of the UK Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Critical Analysis of the UK Strategy for Sustainable Consumption and Production   Abstract   The term “sustainable consumption” is subject to many interpretations, from Agenda 21’s hopeful assertion that governments should encourage less materialistic lifestyles bas...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  73 engagements | 

  • 10. Building Sustainable Societies.
    » Building Sustainable Societies: A Blueprint for a Post industrial World INTRODUCTION   A collection of articles addressing the issue of whether the industrial model of human progress can be sustained in the long term. It asks what the social, political, economic and environmental implications as well as potential solutions to the problem of resource intensive growth are. In the early 1970s, publi...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  72 engagements | 

  • 11. Sustainable Consumption And The Importance Of Neighbourhood.
    » Sustainable Consumption And The Importance Of Neighbourhood: A Central City/Suburb Comparison   Abstract This paper applies urban and environmental sociological theory to survey data on self reported sustainable consumption practices, using a matched sample of central city and suburban residents in Edmonton, Alberta. We use cluster analysis to create an ordinal typology of four types of consumers...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  66 engagements | 

  • 12. Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law.
    » Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law: Why We Should, Why We Don’t, and How We Can   Abstract   Environmental Law was born out of the new scientific understandings of ecology in the mid 20th century. Although science has historically played a role in environmental law, its role has been more limited than may seem appropriate for an area of law that it so dependant on science to ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  61 engagements | 

  • 13. Protecting Life on Earth.
    » Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to the Science of Conservation   INTRODUCTION   Written to be accessible to any college level reader, Protecting Life on Earth offers a non technical, yet comprehensive introduction to the growing field of conservation science. This multifaceted exploration of our current biodiversity crisis delivers vivid examples throughout, including features on som...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  55 engagements | 

  • 14. Equality Among Unequals in International Environmental Law.
    » Equality Among Unequals in International Environmental Law: Differential Treatment for Developing Countries   INTRODUCTION   To deal effectively with global environmental problems, such as climate change, we need global cooperation. Yet all too many developing countries lack the economics, infrastructures, and technical capacity to tackle these problems; therefore, developing countries need to ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  58 engagements | 

  • 15. Discretion and the Criminalization.
    » Discretion and the Criminalization of Environmental Law of Environmental Law     Abstract     Enforcement of federal environmental law is complex. Central to the efficacy of enforcement is the role of prosecutors and judges in exercising their discretion over which violations to prosecute and what sanctions to impose. In the context of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), discretion is exercised ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 16. National experiences and prospects
    » New instruments of environmental governance?:   Abstract     The use of so called “new” environmental policy instruments such as eco taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco labels has prompted widespread claims that these devices have replaced regulation. These papers offer a fresh perspective on the evolving tool box of environmental policy.     “For example, water right...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  53 engagements | 

  • 17. Law in Environmental Decision-Making.
    » Law in Environmental Decision Making: National, European, and International Perspectives     INTRODUCTION This collection draws together a range of approaches to environmental legal issues, covering a broad spectrum from domestic to international law. The contributors investigate aspects of law’s influence in environmental decision making and consider whether legal institutions and theory can ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  56 engagements | 

  • 18. Environment and Statecraft.
    » Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty Making ABSTRACT   This book develops a theory of international cooperation on environmental issues. The theory integrates a number of disciplines, including game theory, economics, international law, and international relations. It explains why treaties are used to address these challenges, and what makes treaties succeed or fail. T...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  52 engagements | 

    » A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD RELIGIONS AND CLEAN WATER LAWS     I. INTRODUCTION   Religion could help save the ecology of our planet. Religious values are core to many people in this world3 and we must speak to this core to realize the radical ethical changes required to save our planet.4 Laws designed to prevent environmental degradation must be crafted and implemented with recognition that...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  54 engagements | 

  • 20. Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation.
    » Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience by Jody Freeman (2006 11 30)   INTRODUCTION   Over the last decade, market based incentives have become the regulatory tool of choice when trying to solve difficult environmental problems. They are widely viewed as more efficient than traditional command and control regulation. This collection of essays takes ...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  53 engagements | 

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