Environment problem: Public Involvement

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Literature Review: Public Involvement problem for Environment

This “Ten Problems for Environment in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. policies, 
  2. assessment,
  3. energy efficiency,
  4. economics,
  5. natural resources,
  6. public involvement,
  7. ecosystems,
  8. human factors,
  9. urban and rural,
  10. pollution.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

6 Public Involvement

THE PROBLEM — In the face of catastrophic loss, organizations around the world are developing new ways of working with endangered natural resources. Involving and engaging the public are crucial for for building trust and justifying the investment of public money. Citizen science is also expanding with the rise of internet technologies and because citizen scientists work as volunteers at low cost.

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CONCLUSIONS — The study of endangered coastal sites helps society prepare for climate change impacts to heritage worldwide. Environmental educators and researchers are currently focused on researching and promoting energy conservation behavior with an emphasis on children and youth. Technocratic and pedagogical approaches have frequently met with resistance, so public involvement needs to be seen in the context of a history which includes contested truths, power inequalities and political activism. Environmental scientists have realized social media potential and conduct various studies where public opinion matters. By involving the public, citizen science runs against the grain of an idealized science that leaves out the human element. For private citizens in China, protest outside of the formal-legal channels is a key tool to influence the environmental policy process. Recruiting and integrating participants and sustaining participation over the long term present distinctive ongoing challenges. Public concern has often led to significant procedural and time delays, or redesign of some electricity interconnectors projects in Europe. The environmental justice debate in the United Kingdom is broad and inclusive. The exploitation of natural resources and various economic sector growth harm the environmental system of the United Arab Emirates.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Environment in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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