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Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

By: Christopher J Barrow

464 pages, illus

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Aug 2006 | Edition: 2 | #172438 | ISBN: 041536535X
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Hardback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #172439 | ISBN: 0415365341
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About this book

Environmental management is a wide, expanding, and rapidly evolving field, affecting everyone from individual citizens to businesses; governments to international agencies. Indisputably, it plays a crucial role in the quest for sustainable development. This comprehensively updated second edition explores the nature and role of environmental management, covering key principles, practices, tools, strategies and policies, offers a thorough yet understandable introduction, and points to further in-depth coverage. Among the key themes covered are: sustainable development; proactive approaches; the precautionary principle; the 'polluter pays' principle; and, the need for humans to be less vulnerable and more adaptable. Reflecting the expansion and evolution of the field, this revised edition focuses strongly on sustainable development. There has been extensive restructuring to ensure the book is accessible to those unfamiliar with environmental management, and it now includes greater coverage of topics including key resources under stress, environmental management tools, climate change and urban environmental management. With rapid expansion and development of the subject it is easy for those embarking on a course of study to become disorientated, but with its well-structured coverage, effective illustrations, and foundation for further, more-focused interest, this book is easily accessible to all.


PART I: THEORY, PRINCIPLES AND KEY CONCEPTS 1 Introduction 2 Environmental management fundamentals and goals 3 Environmental management and science 4 Environmentalism, social sciences and environmental management 5 Environmental management, business and law 6 Participants in environmental management PART II: PRACTICE 7 Environmental management approaches 8 Methods and tools 9 Methods and tools 10 Key resources Global challenges Pollution and waste management Environmental management in sensitive, vulnerable and difficult situations Tourism and environmental management Urban environmental management PART III: THE FUTURE 16 The way ahead Glossary References Index

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