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Title: Evaluating the implementation of cleaner production audit demonstration projects

Abstract

Cleaner production audit demonstration projects were carried out in two Chinese case factories as part of a project co-sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and China`s State Environmental Protection Administration. Audit results at both factories were characterized by implementation of predominantly low- or no-cost options, notable reductions in water pollution, and incomplete financial benefit analyses. Two reasons explain the financial benefit analyses` apparent weakness. First, factor audit teams were inexperienced in the techniques and procedures used to determine the economic benefits of cleaner production options. Second, motivations project personnel had for participating in the demonstration projects were not centered on attaining the monetary benefits of implementing cleaner production. Instead, other factors related to the international nature of the project, such as a high degree of state level oversight and prestige, were more influential in affecting the behavior of project personnel.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
696789
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 5-6; Other Information: PBD: Sep-Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CHINA; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; IMPLEMENTATION; AUDITS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Cushing, K.K., Wise, P.L., and Hawes-Davis, J. Evaluating the implementation of cleaner production audit demonstration projects. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00027-X.
Cushing, K.K., Wise, P.L., & Hawes-Davis, J. Evaluating the implementation of cleaner production audit demonstration projects. United States. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00027-X.
Cushing, K.K., Wise, P.L., and Hawes-Davis, J. Wed . "Evaluating the implementation of cleaner production audit demonstration projects". United States. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00027-X.
@article{osti_696789,
title = {Evaluating the implementation of cleaner production audit demonstration projects},
author = {Cushing, K.K. and Wise, P.L. and Hawes-Davis, J.},
abstractNote = {Cleaner production audit demonstration projects were carried out in two Chinese case factories as part of a project co-sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and China`s State Environmental Protection Administration. Audit results at both factories were characterized by implementation of predominantly low- or no-cost options, notable reductions in water pollution, and incomplete financial benefit analyses. Two reasons explain the financial benefit analyses` apparent weakness. First, factor audit teams were inexperienced in the techniques and procedures used to determine the economic benefits of cleaner production options. Second, motivations project personnel had for participating in the demonstration projects were not centered on attaining the monetary benefits of implementing cleaner production. Instead, other factors related to the international nature of the project, such as a high degree of state level oversight and prestige, were more influential in affecting the behavior of project personnel.},
doi = {10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00027-X},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 5-6,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}