Accession Number : ADA521106
Title : Spring 2007. Industry Study. Environment Industry
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Crall, Michael ; El-abd, Azza ; Gimre, Kurt ; Haselden, Bruce ; Hession, Leo ; Inui, Yoshihisa ; Kabir, Abul K ; Kem, John ; Kinlaw, James ; Kloss, Ingo
Report Date : Jan 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : The members of the 2007 Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) Environment Industry Study (EIS) evaluated a wide range of local, regional, and global environmental issues. It was clear the growths in the world population and global industrial activities have elevated the impact of environmental issues from localized issues to increasingly global concerns with potentially strategic implications. In contrast to the early environmental efforts in the 1960s and 1970s, in this increasingly complex, interdependent global economy, the environment industry is totally interdependent with all other sectors of the economy, especially energy, transportation, agriculture, and communications. This paper evaluates the status of the United States (US) and global environment industry; discusses implications regarding environmental national security, and provides recommendations to address the major challenges of the coming decades, including the impact of greenhouse gases (GHG) and climate change. The US Government (USG) plays a critical role in developing strategies to address these environmental challenges and to connect our national efforts with those of global and private institutions to achieve the needed synergies around the world. During the course of our study, we spoke with leading environmental leaders, both inside and outside the US. We learned first hand that clear and decisive leadership is critical at all levels and the opportunities for collective action to improve the environment are clear and compelling. More importantly, collective action is critical to success if we are going to develop truly global solutions that will be economically viable and effective for the entire world ecosystem.
Descriptors : *ENVIRONMENTS , NATIONAL SECURITY , STRATEGY , GREENHOUSE EFFECT , ECONOMICS , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , CLIMATE , ECOSYSTEMS , UNITED STATES , LEADERSHIP
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE