International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Local Authorities’ Views and Attitudes on Sustainable Energy Policy: The Case of Mayors of Rhodes, Island, Greece (2010-2014)

    Anastasia Dimitriou, Dimitris Pimenidis

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 20-30
    Received: 5 February 2015
    Accepted: 24 February 2015
    Published: 4 March 2015
    Abstract: To create effective climate change mitigation energy policies that contribute to greenhouse gases reduction are required. To this direction, local authorities play a crucial role as they are responsible for the planning and implementation of energy policies in their territories. This study aims to investigate the local authorities’ knowledge and at... Show More
  • Dynamics of Land Cover and Impact on Stream flow in the Modder River Basin of South Africa: Case Study of a Quaternary Catchment

    Onalenna Gwate, Yali E. Woyessa, David Wiberg

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 31-38
    Received: 28 February 2015
    Accepted: 9 March 2015
    Published: 15 March 2015
    Abstract: Understanding how dynamics in individual land use types influence changes in streamflow is vital. Most hydrological studies are based on paired catchment and modelling approaches. These are data intensive and require a long period of monitoring. To determine the hydrological effects of tropical vegetation conversion over large areas, it is manageab... Show More
  • Indicators for Sustainable Development Strategies and Components of Tourism Regions in Egypt A Study of Alexandria and the Northwest Coast

    Waleed Hussein Ali

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 39-52
    Received: 20 February 2015
    Accepted: 7 March 2015
    Published: 30 March 2015
    Abstract: Sustainable urban development for tourism has been a priority for Arab and European institutions since the mid 1990’s. In recent years, the tourism industry has grown in importance because of its positive effect on overall (economic, social, cultural, political and psychological) development1. Many economists, sociologists, anthropologists, psychol... Show More
  • Socio–Economical Impact Assessment of Drought on the Rural Agriculture; a Case Study of Rural District in Southern Iran

    Sirous Ghanbari, Habib Bayad, Somayeh Rezayi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 53-56
    Received: 22 March 2015
    Accepted: 26 March 2015
    Published: 31 March 2015
    Abstract: This study has aimed to assess the social and economic impacts of drought on agriculture of a rural district in southern Iran entitled Jiroft County. To prepare data, about 217 questionnaire forms were collected in the field works during 2011-2012 then statistically analyzed. According to drought time series of the study area, the year 2008 is know... Show More