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Old Sins

Industrial Metabolism, Heavy Metal Pollution and Environmental Transition in Central Europe

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: June 2000
  • Page count: 208
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 00.III.A.6

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This publication is a comprehensive summary of the perspectives and results of two innovative projects addressing questions concerning the large-scale, long-term environmental development of Europe, focusing on two of the traditionally most polluted regions in Europe: the Rhine Basin, and the Black Triangle-Upper Silesia region. A particular emphasis is given on what can be learned from these research efforts in the context of historical and future regional environmental development. The book presents examples of the industrial metabolism approach to analyzing regional environmental change and discusses the problems of combining economic restructuring with environmental cleanup.