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Environmental Dispute Resolution


EPA INFORMATION
GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
1) Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE)
 2) The Colorado Internet Center for Environmental Problem Solving
BUSINESS/CORPORATE/NONPROFIT INFORMATION
                1) CONCUR: Environmental Conflict and Dispute Resolution
                2) RESOLVE: Center for Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution--"Ask a Mediator" service

 


EPA INFORMATION
 
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Fact Sheet
http://es.epa.gov/oeca/osre/950500-2.html
This fact sheet has been made available by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a tool which enhances the negotiating process and is a standard component of EPA's enforcement program. It should be considered at any point when negotiations are possible. This fact sheet answers common questions about the use of ADR in enforcement actions and describes how to use ADR in your case. Additionally, this fact sheet includes a short bibliography of ADR guidances and reports published by the EPA and a listing of ADR contacts in EPA's Regional Offices and
Headquarters.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
 
Office of Dispute Resolution, U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/odr/index.html
 
The Office of Dispute Resolution coordinates the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for the Department of Justice. The office is responsible for ADR policy matters, ADR training, assisting lawyers in selecting the right cases for dispute resolution, and finding appropriate neutrals to serve as mediators, arbitrators, and neutral evaluators. The office also coordinates the Interagency ADR Working Group, an organization that promotes the use of ADR throughout federal executive branch agencies. Among the resources available on this site are ADR sourcebooks, texts of Congressional statutes, the Presidential Memorandum on ADR, plus speeches, statistics, and policy and guidance documents on the use of ADR.

 
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
 
1) Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE)
http://www.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/ice/
 
The Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE) is one of American University's Mandala Projects--the Mandala Project was designed to identify, examine and distribute information about the impact of globalization on critical aspects of the human experience. ICE intends to provide a common basis and method to looking at issues of conflict and environment. What you will find on this site is case studies of international environmental disputes that include a case background, the environmental aspects of the case, the conflict aspect, and other related information. Among the ways the cases can be accessed are by geographical region, country, conflict type, environmental problem, or by using the search engine to search by keyword.

2) The Colorado Internet Center for Environmental Problem Solving
http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/environment/
Sponsored by the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium and the University of Colorado Global Change and Environmental Quality Program, this site was designed to be a resource for University and regional expertise in dispute resolution and environmental policy-making. At this site find abstracts of core literature drawn from environmental dispute resolution publications, environmental issue papers representing a variety of contemporary national and regional environmental conflicts, an environmental disputes and problem solving case studies database, as well as a searchable database of related Internet resources and numerous online environmental publications.

 
BUSINESS/CORPORATE/NONPROFIT INFORMATION
 
1) CONCUR: Environmental Conflict and Dispute Resolution
http://www.concurinc.com/
 
CONCUR, formed in 1987, specializes in combining environmental policy analysis with facilitation and mediation skills to resolve complex disputes involving scarce or limited natural resources. On this site learn more about CONCUR's projects and the variety of services they offer. Read their current online newsletter which includes such articles as "Facilitation for California's Water Resource Issues," "Mediating Toxic Clean-Up Issues," and "Preconditions for Successful Regulatory Negotiations." The site also provides an online catalog, with abstracts, of their environmental dispute resolution publications and a listing of upcoming professional development courses and workshops.
 
 
2)RESOLVE: Center for Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
http://www.resolv.org/
 
RESOLVE, Inc. is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization specializing in environmental dispute resolution, environmental mediation, consensus building, facilitation, conflict resolution and policy dialogue. Although this site is still under construction, it already provides a lot of useful information about RESOLVE and their recent activities in conflict assessment, mediation, and facilitation, as well as general information on the consensus building and mediation process. Additional resources at this site include articles such as "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the NEPA Process," working drafts of in-progress papers for review and comment, and an extensive bibliography on dispute resolution and related concepts. The site will be offering online Conference Centers to host public and private discussions of environmental dispute resolution issues. Also, RESOLVE is providing via this site the "Ask a Mediator" service. If you need advice on a consensus building or mediation issue you may submit a question by e-mail to RESOLVEs senior mediators.

 


 

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