Issues for Debate in Environmental Management

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Author: Cq Researcher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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Issues for Debate in Environmental Management is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the broad topic of environmental management. The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Business and Management curriculum titled Environmental Management, Sustainability, and Business and Society, among other similarly titled courses. The book begins with a feature article titled, "The New Environmentalism: Can New Business Policies Save the Environment?" and progresses through 16 articles of topics generally covered in environmental management courses, including global warming, the green economy, clean energy sources, water sources, and other opportunities for business and management exploration.

ISO 14001

A Missed Opportunity for Sustainable Global Industrial Development

Author: Riva Krut,Harris Gleckman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134183704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

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ISO 14001 is the new international standard for environmental management systems. But what difference will it make to the environmental performance of companies that receive it? Will it do anything to further sustainable industrial development? This edition seeks to argue that it will not and further that it does not have a legitimate practice in discussions of sustainable industrial development.;The authors point to a massive democratic deficit in the process of establishing the standard in which small and medium-size enterprises, developing country officals, public opinion and environmental groups may have trouble participating. They aim to argue that this has put up barriers to the full participation of these parties. Moreover, they seek to describe how the standard reverses the trend for firms to innovate to meet the challenge of sustainability.

Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964696

Category: Political Science

Page: 1244

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Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Environmental Science for Environmental Management

Author: Timothy O'Riordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317880331

Category: Science

Page: 538

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Environmental Science for Environmental Management has quickly established itself as the leading introduction to environmental science, demonstrating how a more environmental science can create an effective approach to environmental management on different spatial scales. Since publication of the first edition, environmentalism has become an increasing concern on the global political agenda. Following the Rio Conference and meetings on population, social justice, women, urban settlement and oceans, civil society has increasingly promoted the cause of a more radical agenda, ranging from rights to know, fair trade, social empowerment, social justice and civil rights for the oppressed, as well as novel forms of accounting and auditing. This new edition is set in the context of a changing environmentalism and a challenged science. It builds on the popularity and applicability of the first edition and has been fully revised and updated by the existing writing team from the internationally renowned School of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia. Environmental Science for Environmental Management is an essential text for for undergraduate students of environmental science, environmental management, planning and geography. It is invaluable supplementary reading for environmental biology and environmental chemistry courses, as well as for engineering, economics and business studies.

Water Resources in the Built Environment

Management Issues and Solutions

Author: Colin A. Booth,Susanne M. Charlesworth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118809114

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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Water management is a key environmental issue in controlling offloods and reducing droughts. This book provides analysis of themain issues, offering solutions and describing good practice. Water Resources for the Built Environment: management issuesand solutions develops an appreciation of the diverse, complexand current themes of the water resources debate across the builtenvironment, urban development and management continuum. Theintegration of physical and environmental sciences, combined withsocial, economic and political sciences, provide a unique resource,useful to policy experts, scientists, engineers and subjectenthusiasts. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, waterresources issues and impacts on the built environment are presentedin the inventive and strategic setting of considering theconstraints of delivering potable water to an ever-demandingsociety who, at the same time, are increasingly aware of living inan urban landscape where excessive surface water creates a floodthreatened environment – hence, the need to portray a balancebetween ‘too little vs. too much’. This unique approach to the water resources debate presents amultifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporaryconcomitant issues of water shortage and urban flooding andproffers solutions specifically for the built environment. The book is structured into three parts: the first part(Sections 2, 3 and 4) addresses management issues and solutions tominimise water shortages and provide water security for society;whilst the second part of the book (Sections 5 and 6) addressesmanagement issues and solutions to control excessive rainfall andminimise flooding impacts. The third part (Section 7)contextualises the issues of the earlier sections withininternational case studies from the developing world.

The CBI Environmental Management Handbook

Challenges for Business

Author: Ruth Hillary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134194692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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A guide to all aspects of environmental management for businesses. The volume offers information on state-of-the-art techniques, trends and developments taking a user's perspective, capturing key viewpoints and drawing together best practice through the use of case studies. These display the practical implications of the topics under discussion and are set out to enable users to relate their information to their own experience.

Controversies in Management

Issues, Debates, Answers

Author: Alan B Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134491786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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As managerial roles diversify, the phenomenon of management becomes increasingly puzzling. Demand for formal management training, theories and qualifications has increased, yet our ability to think critically about management has diminished. At a time of organizational and environmental turbulence, the question of effective management is more complex than ever. Unpicking the puzzles faced by both the manager and the student of management, this introductory guide explores the major issues of management, organization and knowledge, asking questions of our 'guru' culture and raising debates on so-called expert thinking. Written from the viewpoint that the most effective managers are those that can think for themselves and put aside the advice of the management 'guru', it is a topical, challenging and thought-provoking study. Thoroughly revised and reorganized, this second edition features two completely new chapters that cover gender issues in management, debates on globalization, post-modernity and the future of management. Designed to bring readers into the debate, rather than simply providing a framework of answers, this new edition also includes an orientation questionnaire, discussion questions for each area covered and further reading suggestions.

Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Nancy E. Whiting

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420006537

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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Clean and environmentally sound disposal of animal waste in the quantities that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) produce can only be described as a challenge. Designed to provide practical information, Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) covers the concepts and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of CAFOs, paying particular attention to regulatory requirements and compliance and Best Available Technology (BAT) practices. Presenting an overview of federal, state, and local regulations and discussing US Department of Agriculture's CNMP, the book includes information and data that can be used for planning and designing waste management systems and system components as well as for selecting waste handling equipment. The authors describe the various types of manure/wastewater storage and handling systems and, using data derived from the NRCS/USDA, focus on the costs involved in the operational needs of these systems. They describe soil agricultural waste interactions and those soil properties and characteristics that affect soil sustainability and limitations for a farmstead. They also discuss the pollutants associated with livestock and poultry operations, the pathways by which the pollutants reach surface water, and their impacts on the environment and human health. Pulling information from a wide range of sources, the book's coverage moves from regulations to social and ethical issues, and on to specific technologies for a particular species. This comprehensive resource is tailored to the information needs of the practicing agronomist, rural community authorities, and other personnel involved in animal feeding operations.

Agri-Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks

Author: Dr Christina Stringer,Professor Richard Le Heron

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409487881

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Within the international agri-food community at least four theoretical targets are attracting increasing attention. They are: (1) the established notions of networks and commodity chains that are being revisited by way of critical engagement informed by the insights of in-depth empirical work, (2) the metrics of calculation and institutional embedding that underpin the rise and functionality of governance technologies, (3) the place of regional networking in creating conditions that make possible agri-food producer participation in local provisioning and supply, and (4) the geo-historical dimensions of interconnection and interdependency in the agri-food sphere. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, economists, business and management academics and geographers to examine a wide range of case studies illustrating various agri-food commodity chains and networks around the world and to discuss how they link globally.

Environmental Management

Author: Uberoi

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174463401

Category: Environmental management

Page: 424

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Environmental Management, with few exceptions, is not taught in colleges, universities, technical and management institutions. The result is that the students of these institutions lack knowledge and sensitisation to environmental issues. They lack the awareness of environmental consequences of human actions. To fill this void, Environmental Management is timely. The book provides background material to various environmental problems. It surveys a range of topics from sustainable development and ecological imperatives to strategies for managing environmental issues. The problem of pollution, waste management, biological diversity and forest management have been analysed in the light of laws and international conventions and treaties. The book brings out the realities about the damage being inflicted on the environment and our exploitive attitude to nature. It concludes with discussion and debate about values in nature and touches upon the subject of metamorphosis of the whole trajectory of attitudes in modern societies.

Balancing Act

Environmental Issues in Forestry

Author: J P Hamish Kimmins

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774842853

Category: Nature

Page: 244

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In the past decade, there has been much debate over the environmental impact of forestry. People are justifiably concerned about what is happening to the local and global forest environments, but they are also confused by the polarized rhetoric that has characterized both sides of the debate. In Balancing Act, Hamish Kimmins calls for a balanced, more objective approach to forestry issues in order to bridge the gap between the most extreme opponents in the debate. He suggests that we need to begin with a common understanding of what forestry is about and how forest ecosystems work. He outlines the scientific and ecological aspects of the major environmental issues facing British Columbia and the world today, arguing that we need to disentangle the scientific from the value-based social aspects of these questions. He also contends that much of the current debate about forests and their management ignores the time dimension of ecosystems, and he calls for a more dynamic view of current environmental issues in forestry -- one that accounts for change. The first few chapters provide an outline of the basic principles of forestry and ecology, and subsequent chapters discuss the major environmental issues facing forestry in the 1990s. These include clearcutting, slashburning, management chemicals, old growth, biological diversity, 'new forestry, ' climate change, acid rain, the comparison between temperate and tropical forestry, and long-term decisions in forestry. Balancing Act is essential reading for those who are searching for an objective, accurate, and readable evaluation of the issues at the heart of the forestry/environment debate. By emphasizing that forests are not static but change over time, Kimmins adds an important, often ignored, dimension to the discussion. Only by understanding all the intricacies of the ecosystems can we learn to manage our forests in a sustainable fashion.

Institutions in Environmental Management

Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability

Author: Janne Hukkinen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113471243X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This work explores the difficulties of solving contemporary environmental problems within existing global institutions. It questions guidelines set out in recent influential policy reports, and suggests new agendas for sustainability, industrial ecology, and institutional reform. Including case studies from the USA, Europe and China, this book investigates a wide range of environmental problems presently confronting experts worldwide.

Environmental Management in ASEAN

Perspectives on Critical Regional Issues

Author: Maria Seda

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789813016446

Category: Economic development

Page: 178

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The problem of environmental degradation in the ASEAN region cannot be underestimated. The articles in this book examine some of the common environmental issues faced by countries in the region. They provide a brief overview of some major environmental problems such as fisheries management, tropcal deforestation, and pollution in urban areas and highlight some of the research, policy and institutional constraints in the region.

The Environmental Debate

A Documentary History

Author: Peninah Neimark,Peter Rhoades Mott

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300202

Category: Science

Page: 319

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This unique collection of primary documents examines the evolution of concern about environmental degradation, pollution, and resource conservation in America from the colonial period to the end of the twentieth century. These documents, ranging from government reports and court cases to the writings of naturalists, economists, and novelists, offer a broad array of perspectives about such major environmental issues as population growth, air pollution, land and water use, toxins and waste disposal, and the use of timber and mining resources. The historical introductions to each part and to each document provide a context for analyzing each document and will aid readers of the book to better understand the various debates over how, why and if our environment needs to be protected. Students and other interested in environmental problems are encouraged to consider all sides of these complex issues before drawing their own conclusions.

Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

An Introduction to Theory and Practice with Case Studies

Author: Mark Anthony Camilleri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319468499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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This book provides a concise and authoritative guide to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and related paradigms, including environmental responsibility, corporate sustainability and responsibility, creating shared value, strategic CSR, stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship, business ethics and corporate governance, among others. It is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate and / or graduate students. Moreover, it is highly relevant for future entrepreneurs, small business owners, non-profit organisations and charitable foundations, as it addresses the core aspects of contemporary strategies, public policies and practices. It also features case studies on international policies and principles, exploring corporate businesses’ environmental, social and governance reporting. “Mark Camilleri’s new book provides an excellent overview of the eclectic academic literature in this area, and presents a lucid description of how savvy companies can embed themselves in circular systems that reduce system-wide externalities, increase economic value, and build reputation. A valuable contribution.” Charles J. Fombrun, Founder of Reputation Institute and a former Professor of Management at New York University and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA “I am pleased to recommend Dr. Camilleri’s latest book, Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Management. The book is a rich source of thought for everyone who wants to get deeper insights into this important topic. The accompanying five detailed case studies on a wide array of corporate sustainable and responsible initiatives are helpful in demonstrating how theoretical frameworks have been implemented into practical initiatives. This book is a critical companion for academics, students, and practitioners.” Adam Lindgreen, Professor and Head of Department of Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark “This book is an essential resource for students, practitioners, and scholars. Dr. Mark Camilleri skillfully delivers a robust summary of research on the business and society relationship and insightfully points to new understandings of and opportunities for responsible business conduct. I highly recommend Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Management: An Introduction to Theory and Practice with Case Studies." Diane L. Swanson, Professor and Chair of Distinction in Business Administration and Ethics Education at Kansas State University, KS, USA "Mark’s latest book is lucid, insightful, and highly useful in the classroom. I strongly recommend it." Donald Siegel, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management at the University at Albany, State University of New York, NY, USA “The theory and practice of corporate sustainability, social responsibility and environmental management is complex and dynamic. This book will help scholars to navigate through the maze. Dr Camilleri builds on the foundations of leading academics, and shows how the subject continues to evolve. The book also acknowledges the importance of CSR 2.0 - or transformative corporate sustainability and responsibility - as a necessary vision of the future.” Wayne Visser, Senior Associate at Cambridge University, UK. He is the author of CSR 2.0: Transforming Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility and Sustainable Frontiers: Unlocking Change Through Business, Leadership and Innovation "Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Environmental Management: An Introduction to Theory and Practice with Case Studies" provides a useful theoretical and practical overview of CSR and the importance of practicing corporate sustainability.” Geoffrey P. Lantos, Professor of Business Administration, Stonehill College. Easton, Massachusetts, USA “This book offers a truly comprehensive guide to current concepts and debates in the area of corporate responsibility and sustainability. It gives helpful guidance to all those committed to mainstreaming responsible business practices in an academically reflected, yet practically relevant, way.” Andreas Rasche, Professor of Business in Society, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark “A very useful resource with helpful insights and supported by an enriching set of case studies.” Albert Caruana, Professor of Marketing at the University of Malta, Malta and at the University of Bologna, Italy “A good overview of the latest thinking about Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management based on a sound literature review as well as useful case studies. Another step forward in establishing a new business paradigm.” René Schmidpeter, Professor of International Business Ethics and CSR at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany “Dr. Camilleri's book is a testimony to the continuous need around the inquiry and advocacy of the kind of responsibility that firms have towards societal tenets. Understanding how CSR can become a modern manifestation of deep engagement into socio-economic undercurrents of our firms, is the book's leading contribution to an important debate, that is more relevant today than ever before." Mark Esposito, Professor of Business and Economics at Harvard University, MA, USA “Mark’s book is a great addition to the literature on CSR and EM; it will fill one of the gaps that have continued to exist in business and management schools, since there are insufficient cases for teaching and learning in CSR and Environmental Management in Business Schools around the globe.” Samuel O. Idowu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at London Metropolitan University, UK; Professor of CSR at Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China and a Deputy CEO, Global Corporate Governance Institute, USA “Corporate Social Responsibility has grown from 'nice to have' for big companies to a necessity for all companies. Dr Mark Camilleri sketches with this excellent book the current debate in CSR and CSR communication and with his cases adds valuable insights in the ongoing development and institutionalization of CSR in nowadays business.” Wim J.L. Elving, Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Greening of Industry Resource Guide and Bibliography

Author: P. P. Groenewegen

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559633970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Through a series of essays and annotated references, The Greening of Industry Resource Guide and Bibliography presents analysis and commentary drawn from a variety of sources that examine critical issues today's changing business environment. Following a general overview and introduction to the field are chapters that address specific economic, social, and technical issues, including: environmental performance assessment cleaner production strategic cooperation and product life cycle management organizational learning and personal development leadership for greening in developing countries It is a valuable guide to the most respected and useful research on industrial sustainability, and can provide the basis for effective policies, strategies, and actions for both business leaders and policymakers.

Management of Municipal Solid Waste

Author: T. V. Ramachandra

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179931870

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Due to the rapid increase in the production and consumption processes, societies generate as well as reject solid materials regularly from various sectors. The primary goals of this book are to encourage reduction of waste at the source and to foster implementation of cost-effective integrated solid waste management systems.

Integrated Protected Area Management

Author: Mike Walkey,Michael Walkey,Ian R. Swingland,Shaun Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412803604

Category: Nature

Page: 299

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Protected areas have become an increasingly important tool both in the conservation of biodiversity and in revenue generation through sustainable use. This is the only sure way to guarantee the protection necessary for many species, habitats and ecosystems in the future. Integrated Protected Area Management features contributions that consider the design, management and sustainable use of these regions. Three principal aspects are considered: the theory and practice of designation community-based conservation and the concept of sustainability identifying priorities for management. The emphasis throughout is on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to planning and the active involvement of all stakeholders in decision-making processes as a means of ensuring long-term sustainability.