Ecological modernization is a theory that the economy will benefit from moves toward environmentalism. This theory assumes that environmental problems are challenges for social, technical and economic reform rather than as uncontrollable consequences of industrialization. Like sustainable development, ecological modernization looks to overcome environmental crises without leaving the path of modernization.
Exploring the connections between public and private sectors, political and legal drivers and components of sustainable development.
In order to place a value on an ecosystem service, governments must encourage an integrative approach. Policy makers must communicate with operations teams and other departments that may value a system in a different way.
The nature of the public service is changing, and the old ways are not coming back. The future of public administration is transformation – and it’s high time we started supporting public servants to scuttle the old systems that keep governments entrenched in non-value-added work.
The federal government announced a new initiative on Friday that moves shared service missions into central offices to standardize purchasing.
In local government, we must be aware of the opportunity we possess to help create a healthy future for us, our community members and the environment that sustains us. What can we do?
Stormwater utility fees are a common public-private partnership to fund stormwater programs. Maintaining an equatable fee structure is important.
Federal agencies have gotten very good at making a broken system work — perhaps too good.
Hiring and retaining IT talent continues to be a top concern for agencies, especially as they modernize. This situation has led to a final determination from the administration about the hiring authority of CIOs.
Lawmakers across the aisle in the House and Senate introduced two bills each to address the issue of health coverage during government shutdowns.