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Environmental Management Handbook: The Holistic Approach from Problems to Strategies

Edited By: S-O Ryding

IOS Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #15683 | ISBN: 9051990626
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About this book

A complete handbook to successful environmental management, drawing on a variety of disciplines, and illustrated with international examples. Contents: 1. Rationale for book and guide to readers; 2. Man-made eco-evolution; 3. Environmental concerns; 4. Ecological effects; 5. Remedial actions; 6. Future strategies; 7. Managing planet Earth - a matter of multi-disciplinary environmental strategies; 8. An environmental management initiative; 9. Ten environmental commandments; 10. Conclusions and summary statements.


Part 1 Rationale for book and guide to readers. Part 2 The man-made eco-evolution: phases of eco-evolution; the global inequalities; the political awakening. Part 3 Problems concerning the environment: the rural sector; the urban sector; the energy production sector; the transport sector; the industrial sector. Part 4 Ecological effects: the atmospheric environment; the terrestrial environment; the aquatic environment; the biotic environment; the human environment. Part 5 Remedial actions: the agriculture and forestry approach; the municipal approach; the energy production approach; the traffic and communication approach; the industry approach. Part 6 Future strategies: the scientific response; the public response; the trade union response; the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) response; the business response; the authority and government response; the international response. Part 7 Managing planet Earth - a matter of multidisciplinary environmental strategies: the human dimension; the planning dimension; the decision-making dimension; the management dimension. Part 8 An environment management initiative: points of departure; the planning and decision-making process; a new logical, optimistic and ethical sense; ten environmental commandments.

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