International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013

  • Earthquake Vulnerability Zonation of Mashhad Urban Fabric by Combining the Quantitative Models in GIS, Northeast of Iran

    Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar, Somayeh Rezayi, Sarah Khosravi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 44-49
    Received: Aug. 27, 2013
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    Published: Sep. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: In this study, we determined vulnerability levels of urban fabrics against earthquake risk using spatial factors. Therefore to classify risk vulnerability zones of the Mashhad urban fabric we used parameters such as ratio of open spaces, size of lands differentiation, population density, occupied area by buildings, age of buildings, deteriorated ur... Show More
  • Mapping Enugu City’s Urban Heat Island

    Enete Ifeanyi Christian, Okwu Virginia Ugoyibo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 50-58
    Received: Aug. 31, 2013
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    Published: Oct. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The presence of a city has a major impact on its local environment in terms of the heat and water balance of the area. In particular, it has been widely observed that the centre of the urban area tends to be of the order of 4 to 6oC warmer than its rural surroundings (the urban heat island effect). This paper applied remote sensing data to map UHI ... Show More
  • Sustainability Issues in Innovative Waste Reduction Technology Adoption and Assimilation

    Israel Dunmade

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 59-67
    Received: Sep. 25, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Increasing number of innovative waste reduction technologies are continuously being developed across various industrial sectors. Adoption and assimilation of proven waste reduction technologies can lead to significant resource savings, cost reduction, protection of biodiversity, and environmental conservation. However, transfer and adoption of tech... Show More
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Low-Carbon City in China Using Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set Theory

    Lei Wen, Qian Gao

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 68-75
    Received: Oct. 06, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Low carbon city is the direction of the development of city in the future. Firstly, this paper constructed the comprehensive evaluation index system of the low carbon economy city that including six primary indexes and 12 secondary indexes by summarizing the recent research of low-carbon connotation and low-carbon evaluation index. These indexes ar... Show More
  • Using Sustainability Criteria in Law

    Evgenia Pavlovskaia

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 76-78
    Received: Sep. 26, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: The purpose of the article is to raise interest for using sustainability criteria as a means to promote and safeguard sustainability for traded products and their production. The focus is put on how sustainability criteria can be efficiently used in legal constructions. Practical examples from the biofuel sector are provided.
  • Measuring Progress toward Environmental Sustainability Using a Quantitative Model

    Shaho Karami, Mohammad rezvani, Farzam Pourasghar Sanghachin, Hatef Marefat

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 79-87
    Received: Oct. 01, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: During last tow century and after industrial revolution, especially in last fifty years, the world underwent considerable changes in its economical, social, technological and environmental areas. Crisis of underdevelopment, increasing effect of population on environment, uncontrolled exploitation and destruction of environment, poverty, malnutritio... Show More
  • Sustainability of Transport Biofuels from a Legal Perspective

    Evgenia Pavlovskaia

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 88-93
    Received: Nov. 07, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The article investigates the notion of transport biofuels, their possible advantages and disadvantages in comparison to traditional fossil fuels, and sustainability requirements that need be stated to their quality and production methods from a legal perspective. The research results indicate that the understanding of what makes the quality and pro... Show More
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); A Useful Tool to Address Climate Change in Ghana

    Emmanuel Amankwah

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 94-100
    Received: Oct. 23, 2013
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    Published: Nov. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since its inception in 1994 has been responsible for the implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulation in Ghana. Many EIA have been performed on major projects such as mining, dams, gas projects but much has not been done in the mitigation of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions which is said... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Drought Mitigation Strategies in Bikita District, Zimbabwe

    Terence Darlington Mushore, Chipo Muzenda/Mudavanhu, Theresa Makovere

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013
    Pages: 101-107
    Received: Nov. 21, 2013
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    Published: Dec. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Drought induced famine has been the worst disaster from which most rural people experience immense anguish. It still remains a National Policy agenda and a problem in most developing countries like Zimbabwe. Due to climate change, the impacts of droughts are expected to deepen where the capacity to adapt is low. Though it remains a challenge in com... Show More