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Operations Research and Environmental Management

  • Carlo Carraro
  • Alain Haurie

Part of the Economics, Energy and Environment book series (ECGY, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Regional environmental policies

  3. Global environmental policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jerzy A. Filar, Radoslaw Zapert
      Pages 101-118
    3. O. Bahn, A. Haurie, S. Kypreos, J.-P. Vial
      Pages 119-132
  4. Tools for energy planning and environmental management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Vedat Verter, Erhan Erkut
      Pages 221-267

About this book

Introduction

The activities of the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei cover a broad spectrum of research topics, ranging from economics to engineering, from environmen­ tal management at the industry or regional level to basic mathematical model­ ling research. It is the combination of the activities on these last two topics that led the Fondazione to organise, with the University of Geneva, a work­ shop where operation research tools were designed with the aim to provide national and local policy makers with appropriate analytical and policy instru­ ments for environmental management. In the recent past, attention has often been devoted to global environmen­ tal issues in which the level of policy making is either international, through multi-country agreements on emission control, or national, when environ­ mental policies are designed to control domestic pollution. Many environ­ mental problems, however, have a local or regional dimension. Even when their dimension is global, e. g. in the case of the greenhouse gas effect, relevant decisions on emission control, such as the adoption of energy saving utilities, are taken at the local level. In many countries, the current legislation imposes the local authorities to prepare plans and adopt measures to control energy consumption or to reduce waste of natural resources. It is therefore important to analyze the way in which local or regional authorities optimise their environmental management.

Keywords

Greenhouse Gas Planning decision support environment environmental management operations research

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo Carraro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alain Haurie
    • 3
  1. 1.University of VeniceGretaGermany
  2. 2.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly
  3. 3.Université de GenèveSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0129-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6545-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0129-2
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