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Measures of environmental performance and ecosystem condition

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental indicators,
  • Environmental management -- Evaluation,
  • Environmental monitoring -- Methodology,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Evaluation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPeter C. Schulze, editor ; National Academy of Engineering.
    ContributionsSchulze, Peter C., National Academy of Engineering.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGE140 .M43 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 303 p. :
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL381466M
    ISBN 100309054419
    LC Control Number98043781

    Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These metrics provide a gauge at a national scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals. The EPI thus offers a scorecard that highlights leaders and. Performance measures for ecosystem management and ecological sustainability. Bethesda, Md: Wildlife Society, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William M Healy; Wildlife Society. Technical Committee on Performance Measures for Ecosystem Management.

    Measuring of Environmental Performance Index in Europe 49 Environmental indicators can be br oadly classed into two types of measures: end-of-process measur es, otherwise known as lagging. FDOT Performance Report - This report provides a snapshot in time of select measures that are used to inform decisions and provide feedback on the performance of FDOT, our partners and Florida’s transportation system. For the most current information, please refer to the FDOT Source Book below.

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The book covers the range of environmental performance and condition metrics, from the use of material flow data to monitor environmental performance at the national level to the use of bioassays to measure the toxicity of industrial : Hardcover.

The book covers the range of environmental performance and condition metrics, from the use of material flow data to monitor environmental performance at the national level to the use of bioassays. The book covers the range of environmental performance and condition metrics, from the use of material flow data to monitor environmental performance at the national level to the use of bioassays to measure the toxicity of industrial effluents.

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) consisting in the state of the environmental system (air, soil, ecosystems and water), the stresses on those systems (pollution and exploitation. Consideration of the variety of different habitat types is essentialto protecting the larger ecosystem. Usually, natural resource cooperators are required to point out habitats of concern other than wetlands.

An inventory of ecosystem (habitat) types should be conducted earlier in the planning process. Examples for measuring environmental impact Carbon footprint calculation is the standard way of measuring and reporting the environmental impact that a building, land, structure, or retail location has on the environment.

One strategy to lessen the carbon footprint while also reducing expenses is to lower the use of energy. Chapter 1 7 The purpose of the Guidelines The purpose of these Guidelines is to: • Give clear guidance to companies on how to report on their environmental performance using environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) • Define which KPIs are most relevant to which sectors, and • Set out the business rationale for managing environmental performance using KPIs.

15 Data and Missing Information (2) The index emphasizes the need for better data: Compilation of a data dictionary summarizing existing environmental information Comparison of desirable indicators with available information (proxies) Assessment of data quality according to objective criteria (e.g.

spatial and temporal coverage, timeliness, % missingFile Size: KB. performance measures (MacCleery and Le Master ). Our primary objective is to review and suggest performance measures for ecosystem management. Because this is a report of The Wildlife Society, the focus is on the ecological objectives of ecosystem management—the maintenance and enhancement of biological diversity and ecosystem integrity.

• Table Measures of ecosystem condition and extent at end of accounting period for an EAU (Ecosystem accounting Unit) • Table Changes in ecosystem condition for a LCEU (Land cover/ecosystem functional unit) The Technical Recommendations Table (Initial example of an ecosystem condition account).

ii IFC PERFORMANCE STANDARDS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Acronyms EHS Guidelines World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines ESMS Environmental and Social Management System FPIC Free, Prior, and Informed Consent GHG Greenhouse gases GIIP Good international industry practice ICP Informed Consultation and.

Without adjustment, countries that perform well on Environmental Health would score well on the EPI, with less input from their performance on Ecosystem Vitality. In order to help account for this potential imbalance, the EPI gives a weight of 40% to Environmental Health and 60% to Ecosystem.

Environmental performance assessments provide a measure of the extent to which buildings might ecosystem goods and services and build in such a way as to repair and enhance ecosystems. It to tender conditions or to environmental performance.

Ecological indicators are chosen to report on the state, or condition, of ecosystems. In contrast to the more familiar environmental indicators, ecological indicators are not intended to report on the quantities of pollutants or other stressors affecting ecosystems or on what government or other programs are doing (e.g., issuing permits).

Overview: measures of environmental performance and ecosystem condition / Peter C. Schulze and Robert A. Frosch --Net energy expenditure: a method for assessing the environmental impact of technologies / Martin B. Hocking --Life-cycle analysis: the role of evaluation and strategy / Frank R.

Field III and John R. Ehrenfeld --Defining the. Sustainability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is a growing concern particularly under climate change scenarios. Under the Ecosystem Service (ES) framework, we analyse the performance of five Caribbean countries (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago) regarding environmental and socioeconomic indicators, specifying how far each country is from an ideal Author: Nelson Grima, Simron J.

Singh. Smart Cities: Definitions, Dimensions, Performance, and Initiatives Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Urban Technology 22(1) February w Reads How we measure 'reads'. Ecosystem health is not simply defined because it is a holistic management concept that must deal with the complexity of human–environmental systems and today׳s diverse environmental problems, which are jeopardizing the supply of ecosystem services and human wellbeing.

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method of quantifying and numerically marking the environmental performance of a state's policies. This index was developed from the Pilot Environmental Performance Index, first published inand designed to supplement the environmental targets set forth in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Global metrics for the environment. Careful measurement of environmental trends and progress provides a foundation for effective policymaking. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

In this paper we investigate how urban form affects the ecological performance of the urban environment through an evaluation of the relationships between urban form and measures of environmental quality and biodiversity potential, over 15 sites distributed across five UK by: please refer to it as Community-Based Environmental Protection: A Resource Book for Protecting Ecosystems and Communities,U.S.

EPA (EPA B), Washington, DC. Permission to copy all or part of it is not Size: 1MB.The Southern Coastal Systems Performance Measure for Juvenile Spotted Seatrout Habitat Quality is now available online.

The performance measure was available for public and agency review through Januand has been approved by the multi-agency RECOVER (REstoration, COordination & VERification) team for use in their comprehensive science and monitoring program.