By Graham Bullock

ISBN-10: 0262036428

ISBN-13: 9780262036429

ISBN-10: 0262534908

ISBN-13: 9780262534901

Consumers are faced with a complicated array of environmental rankings on items that diversity from fridges to shampoos. Is the knowledge that those rankings symbolize reliable, actual, or perhaps correct to environmental issues? "Information optimists" think that those "green grades" can play an enormous function in saving the planet. "Information pessimists" contemplate them a distraction from pursuing legislative and regulatory activities. during this publication, Graham Bullock deals a entire overview and research of the effectiveness and validity of such environmental rankings as power megastar, USDA natural, the woodland Stewardship Council, LEED, and the poisonous a hundred Air Polluters Index. Bullock stakes out a place as an "information realist," acknowledging either the contributions and the constraints of those projects. Drawing on interviews, case stories, and an unique dataset of 245 environmental scores and certifications, he examines what he calls the data worth chain of eco-friendly grades: organizational institutions, content material, equipment, interfaces, and results. He explores the relevance of the data to the problems; the legitimacy and responsibility of sponsoring or cooperating agencies; the reliability of equipment used to improve the knowledge; the prominence and intelligibility of communique to the general public; and the consequences and effectiveness of the data after it emerges from the price chain. Bullock's research bargains a practical appraisal of the function of information-based environmental governance -- its advantages and shortcomings -- and its relation to different governance strategies.

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