Environmental Management in Organizations: The IEMA Handbook

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Environmental Management in Organizations provides the basic resource needed by organizations and the managers they employ on the issues and on the management tools, performance measures and communication strategies available. Leading experts on each topic have provided focused explanations and clear practical guidance, as well as setting out the context and the key environmental and management drivers.
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Editorial Reviews

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'This second edition of the handbook is most welcome. It brings the whole subject up to date and remains an indispensable reference and toolkit for environmental practitioners. It sets out the issues and context, and provides practical guidance for understanding and tackling environmental management effectively. It will be invaluable for anyone seeking to become a Chartered Environmentalist.'

John Gregory, Chair, Society for the Environment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853839764
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • 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. 1 Environment and sustainable development
1.1 The Earth's natural systems 3
1.2 The state of the global environment 12
1.3 Sustainability and sustainable development 28
Sect. 2 Policy and legislation
2.1 Overview of the law and international legislation 51
2.2 European Union environmental policy and legislation 62
2.3 The UK legislative context 75
Sect. 3 Managing environmental performance
3.1 The response of organizations 97
3.2 Environmental management systems 106
3.3 Towards sustainable procurement 118
3.4 Environmental product development 138
3.5 Waste management and packaging 152
3.6 Contaminated land 163
3.7 Engaging with people in your organization 171
Sect. 4 Evaluation tools
4.1 Environmental impact assessment 187
4.2 Strategic environmental assessment 200
4.3 Environmental risk management 212
4.4 Life cycle assessment 227
Sect. 5 Evaluating environmental performance
5.1 Emissions and contamination standards 241
5.2 Measurement and monitoring 259
5.3 Auditing in environmental management 277
Sect. 6 Communicating with stakeholders
6.1 Indicators 297
6.2 Reporting and accounting 307
6.3 Engaging with stakeholders 318
Sect. 7 Key environmental themes
7.1 Pollution prevention and control 337
7.2 Biodiversity and conservation 349
7.3 Climate change and energy 364
7.4 Transport 375
7.5 Food and agriculture 384
Sect. 8 Environmental futures
8.1 The sustainability challenge 399
8.2 Integrated thinking and governance 406
8.3 The future of the environmental profession 415
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