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Title: Environmental futures research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Author: Olson, Robert L.;

Date: 2012

Source: In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 66-77.

Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)

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Description: Relatively little research on environmental futures has been carried out in the United States. An exception is the long-running futures research that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been conducting since the 1970s. This paper reviews past and current efforts toward developing a capacity for environmental foresight within the EPA, and discusses some lessons for other agencies and institutions concerned with the future of the environment.

Keywords: strategic foresight, scenarios, trends, forecasting, change, environmental scanning

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Olson, Robert L. 2012. Environmental futures research at the US Environmental Protection Agency. In: Bengston, David N., comp. 2012. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 66-77.

 


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