Environmental Management in Organizations: The IEMA Handbook

Environmental Management in Organizations: The IEMA Handbook

by John Brady
     
 

The Institute of Environmental, Management and Assessment sets standards for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom; editor Brady, affiliated with that organization, brings together the work of 35 contributing authors for this handbook. It is intended as a text for students seeking IEMA certification and a reference for certified environmental practitioners… See more details below

Overview

The Institute of Environmental, Management and Assessment sets standards for environmental practitioners in the United Kingdom; editor Brady, affiliated with that organization, brings together the work of 35 contributing authors for this handbook. It is intended as a text for students seeking IEMA certification and a reference for certified environmental practitioners involved with business and government. About one-third of the material--on European Union and UK law--is not precisely relevant for US practitioners, but the balance does apply. Discussion begins with the earth's natural systems, the global environment, and sustainable development. Following is coverage of issues facing organizations in managing environmental performance, including pollution prevention, environmental impacts of product development and of packaging and waste, evaluation tools, communicating with stakeholders, and land contamination. The final sections cover various environmental themes (e.g. pollution, conservation, climate change, food and agriculture)--why they matter and what the future may bring. The book is distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853839764
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Brady was until 2010 the managing editor and publisher of 'the environmentalist' magazine. He has published widely on engineering and environmental issues and brings his extensive knowledge to the work of Consilience Media and this handbook. Prior to this he was Group Environmental Director of Northumbrian Water and Chair of IEMA

Alison Ebbage was Commissioning Editor of 'the environmentalist' until the end of 2010. She now works on a freelance basis for Consilience Media. Alison has a wealth of journalistic experience with a background in economics, finance, investment and wealth management. She has written in a freelance capacity for most of the broadsheets as well as more specialist trade publications

Ruth Lunn has worked for Consilience Media since August 2005, first as Deputy Editor of 'the environmentalist' and then as its Editor. She has a supervisory role with other titles produced by Consilience Media and editorial material for the company's digital media offerings. Prior to this she was a marketing officer for Newcastle College and a Director and account manager for Newgate Communications

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1Environment and sustainable development
1.1The Earth's natural systems3
1.2The state of the global environment12
1.3Sustainability and sustainable development28
Sect. 2Policy and legislation
2.1Overview of the law and international legislation51
2.2European Union environmental policy and legislation62
2.3The UK legislative context75
Sect. 3Managing environmental performance
3.1The response of organizations97
3.2Environmental management systems106
3.3Towards sustainable procurement118
3.4Environmental product development138
3.5Waste management and packaging152
3.6Contaminated land163
3.7Engaging with people in your organization171
Sect. 4Evaluation tools
4.1Environmental impact assessment187
4.2Strategic environmental assessment200
4.3Environmental risk management212
4.4Life cycle assessment227
Sect. 5Evaluating environmental performance
5.1Emissions and contamination standards241
5.2Measurement and monitoring259
5.3Auditing in environmental management277
Sect. 6Communicating with stakeholders
6.1Indicators297
6.2Reporting and accounting307
6.3Engaging with stakeholders318
Sect. 7Key environmental themes
7.1Pollution prevention and control337
7.2Biodiversity and conservation349
7.3Climate change and energy364
7.4Transport375
7.5Food and agriculture384
Sect. 8Environmental futures
8.1The sustainability challenge399
8.2Integrated thinking and governance406
8.3The future of the environmental profession415

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