ERIC Number: ED327418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
E3: Organizing for Environment, Energy, and the Economy in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government.
Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, New York, NY.
A Task Force created in 1989 was asked to provide the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government with a brief statement outlining both functional needs in environment and energy and institutional forms to enhance the government's capability to address the emergent issues. One key need the Task Force has identified is for a greater emphasis on developing and structuring incentives to prevent environmental problems, rather than responding to problems only after they occur. A second need is to grapple with the multitude and subtlety of interfaces between issues, not only of environment and energy, but of the economy as well. This report suggests that there is an abundance of organizations that deal with specifics, but not with their integration. Discussions include: (1) limitations of command and control; (2) linking economic and energy needs to the environment; (3) international dimensions; (4) short and long term objectives; (5) matching organizations to the problem; and (6) coordination between existing systems. Key and supporting recommendations of the Task Force have been included. Appended is a discussion on the greenhouse effect as an illustration of the linkages between the environment, energy, and the economy. (KR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, New York, NY.