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Titolo:
Environmental accountability: Who's kidding whom?
Autore:
Walton, J; Alabaster, T; Jones, K;
Indirizzi:
Univ Sunderland, Ctr Environm Informat, Sch Sci, Sunderland SR2 7BW, England Univ Sunderland Sunderland England SR2 7BW , Sunderland SR2 7BW, England
Titolo Testata:
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
fascicolo: 5, volume: 26, anno: 2000,
pagine: 515 - 526
SICI:
0364-152X(200011)26:5<515:EAWKW>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
higher education institutions; universities; Talloires Declaration; environmental reporting; environmental policy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
37
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Walton, J Univ Sunderland, Ctr Environm Informat, Sch Sci, Benedict Bldg,St Georges Way, Sunderland SR2 7BW, England Univ Sunderland Benedict Bldg,StGeorges Way Sunderland England SR2 7BW
Citazione:
J. Walton et al., "Environmental accountability: Who's kidding whom?", ENVIR MANAG, 26(5), 2000, pp. 515-526

Abstract

International declarations and charters have been produced to encourage and support higher education institutions (HEIs) to address their environmental responsibilities. This paper discusses the results of a critical examination of a range of international HEIs that have signed the global environmental Talloires Declaration. II also assesses the Talloires Secretarial (University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, ULSF) and the extent to which this has been a primary stimulus. An international survey was undertaken and the results presented in a discursive format in order to highlight key driving forces, barriers, and opportunities for environmental responsibility in HEIs. Analysis reveals that they occur on two distinct and evolving levels:the macro national framework level and the micro institutional framework level. Survey responses revealed that none of the HEIs have an embedded institutional environmental culture and most did not have all the micro institutional mechanisms in place for an integrated university-wide environmental response. Many of the institutional barriers to environmental responsibility occurred as a result of this lack of strategy. The most significant institutional opportunity cited was enthusiastic individuals, particularly thoseat senior management or directorate level, and these individuals were found to be a key driving force. Results also showed that environmental reporting along the lines developed by the private sector is a flexible mechanism that can stimulate progress internally and externally and can be cost effectively disseminated via the World Wide Web. Moreover the survey results indicate that ULSF is not currently a primary stimulus for institution wide action.

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