ERIC Number: ED156491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Alternative Futures for Environmental Policy Planning: 1975-2000.
Elgin, Duane S.; And Others
This report explores a range of alternative futures covering the next 25 years (1975-2000). These concentrate on the United States, but place this nation's future experience in a world context. It is believed that by exploring the uncertainty of the near future and placing boundaries on it, environmental policy planners will be provided with an important tool for anticipating issues and gauging the utility of policies designed to meet them. The approach to the construction of alternative futures entails the projection of certain key trends over the next 25 years and estimating the social, economic, and political consequences of a varying combination of their impacts. This report contains the scenarios of the alternative futures, the policy conclusions drawn therefrom, and recommendations for the continuing use of the alternative futures method in the Environmental Protection Agency planning process. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA. Center for the Study of Social Policy.
Note: Contains occasional small, light and broken type; Some tables marginally legible