DECISION FRAMEWORKS AND GUIDANCE
Green and Sustainable Remediation: A Practical Framework
ITRC Technical/Regulatory Guidance document to assist the remediation industry with the integration of green and sustainable practices into existing site investigation and remediation programs (November 2011).
ASTM Standard Guide for Integrating Sustainable Objectives into Cleanup
Scalable framework for addressing sustainable aspects throughout any or all phases of site cleanup or any size of site (2013).
ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups
Framework for evaluating, implementing, documenting, and reporting activities to reduce the environmental footprint of a cleanup as defined by five core elements (2013).
USACE GSR Framework
US Army Corps of Engineers Decision Framework for Incorporation of Green and Sustainable Practices into Environmental Remediation Projects.
Evaluation of Consideration and Incorporation of GSR Practices in Army Environmental Remediation
US Army Corps of Engineers study report on the process of considering, incorporating, documenting, and evaluating the benefits of GSR practices (August 2012).
NAVFAC Sustainable Environmental Remediation
Fact Sheet from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Navy Guidance on GSR (User’s Guide UG-2093-ENV Rev.1 )
Guidance for Navy remedial project managers and consultants for incorporating GSR considerations into current remediation (April 2012).
SURF Australia Sustainable Remediation Framework
A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Soil and Groundwater Remediation.
SuRF-UK Sustainable Remediation Framework
A framework for assessing the sustainability of soil and groundwater remediation.
Interim Advisory for Green Remediation
Cal/EPA DTSC advisory on green remediation, including green remediation evaluation matrix (GREM).
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Toolkit for Greener Practices
Green & Sustainable Remediation Manual
A practical guide to sustainable remediation in the state of Wisconsin.
Green Response and Remedial Action Contracting and Administrative Toolkit
EPA guidelines, July 2009.
Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project’s Environmental Footprint
EPA’s introduction to reducing negative environmental effects that might occur during site assessment, remediation, or non-time critical removal actions (February 2012).
Sustainability Concepts in Decision-Making: Tools and Approaches for the US EPA
National Research Council Committee on Scientific Tools and Approaches for Sustainability (National Academies Press, 2014).
Groundwater Remedy Completion Strategy
EPA Guidance, May 2014
Green Remediation BMPs: Site Investigation
Green Remediation BMPs: Bioremediation
Green Remediation BMPs: Pump and Treat Technologies
Green Remediation BMPs: SVE and Air Sparging
Green Remediation BMPs: Excavation and Surface Restoration
Green Remediation BMPs: Clean Fuel & Emission Technologies for Site Cleanup
Green Remediation BMPs: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
Green Remediation BMPs: Sites with Leaking Underground Storage Tank Systems
Framework for Sustainable Land Remediation and Management
2007 EURODEMO+ report
The Incorporation of an Ecosystem Services Assessment into the Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Prepared for EPA by Sarah Slack, National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellow, University of Connecticut
Planning and Promoting Ecological Land Reuse of Remediated Sites
ITRC Guidance, July 2006
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS
Climate Science Special Report
USGCRP, 2017: Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, [Wuebbles, D.J., D.W. Fahey, K.A. Hibbard, D.J. Dokken, B.C. Stewart, and T.K. Maycock (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA
Climate Change Indicators in the United States
US EPA, 2016 (Fourth Edition, EPA 430-R-16-004)
Climate Change Adaptation Plan
US EPA, June 2014
Sustainability and the US EPA
2011 report by the National Research Council
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (Final Draft)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connection and Governance Linkages
2013 report prepared by the Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Policy and Global Affairs, and the National Research Council; published by the National Academies Press
Readings in Sustainability Science and Technology
Robert W. Kates, Editor, Harvard Center for International Development Working Paper No. 213, December 2010
Climate Protection Partnerships 2012 Annual Report
EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs, January 2014
Public Health Linkages with Sustainability
2013 Workshop Summary, published by the National Academies Press
Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities
2012 Workshop Summary, published by the National Academies Press
Road Map to a Resource Efficient Europe
September 2011 report published by the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Committee of the Regions
The Economics of 350: The Benefits and Costs of Climate Stabilization
October 2009 study published by the Economics for Equity and the Environment network
Indicators of Climate Change in California
April 2009 report by Cal-EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Understanding and Responding to Climate Change
2008 highlights of National Academies reports
Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the US
2008 report by the US Climate Change Science Program, USDA
Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada
2008 Environment Canada report documenting goals, targets, and implementation strategies to achieve environmental sustainability
Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world
2012 KPMG report on ten sustainability megaforces that will impact businesses over the next 20 years
Measuring Sustainability: Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators
Environmental indicators that track the long-term trends for issues of key concern to Canadians
Reducing Abrupt Climate Change Risk Using the Montreal Protocol and Other Regulatory Actions to Complement Cuts in CO2 Emissions
October 2009 paper by Mario Molinaa, Durwood Zaelkeb, K. Madhava Sarmac, Stephen O. Andersend, Veerabhadran Ramanathane, and Donald Kaniaruf
2009 Synthesis Report
Synthesis report based on the discussions at and outcomes of the IARU International Scientific Congress Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions
2007 Synthesis Report
Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2005 Environmental Sustainability Index
Benchmarking National Environmental Stewardship, Yale University Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network
2012 Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance
Requirements for Federal agencies in calculating and reporting GHG emissions associated with agency operations
Introduction to the concept of wedges, from the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (a joint project of Princeton University, BP, and Ford)
GHG Reporting Protocol
General greenhouse gas reporting protocol from the Climate Registry