A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state,and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a CleanerEconomy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionalsnew to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy,and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovativesustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements thatconstitute effective policy, and the factors that can help orhinder implementation and adoption. Readers gain insight intopolicies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels, in theareas of water, energy, material use, and waste management, and thereasons why local policies are often the most innovative andsuccessful. Discussion surrounding monitoring and measurementaddresses the lack of standardization, as well as the government'scritical role in leading the field toward generally acceptedsustainability metrics, while outlining the reasons why certainpolicies are more feasible than others. This book is an introductory resource, written in non-technicallanguage, and organized in a coherent manner that establishesfoundational knowledge before introducing more complex issues. Evenreaders with little background in sustainability will gain insightinto the current state of the field and the issues at hand. * Understand sustainability in public and private enterprises,including the role of government and public policy * Learn the current standing federal, state, and local policiessurrounding sustainability * Discover what makes an effective sustainability policy,including measurement and evaluation metrics * Explore the politics and future of sustainability, and thebarriers to change Sustainability is a hot topic in both the public and privatesector, with vocal advocates on both sides of every issue, sodeveloping effective policy is crucial. For public sectorprofessionals entering the sustainability field, Introduction toSustainability Policy & Management is a valuableresource.
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