Pollution Prevention and Abatement 1998: Toward Cleaner Production / Edition 1998

Pollution Prevention and Abatement 1998: Toward Cleaner Production / Edition 1998

by World Bank Publications, Inc World Book, World Health Organization
     
 

ISBN-10: 082133638X

ISBN-13: 9780821336380

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: World Bank Publications

The World Bank Group in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.

Quite often in developing countries, the economy progresses while the environment deteriorates because pollution control measures appear too costly to implement. What the World Bank proposes in the Pollution Prevention and Abatement

Overview

The World Bank Group in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization and United Nations Environment Programme.

Quite often in developing countries, the economy progresses while the environment deteriorates because pollution control measures appear too costly to implement. What the World Bank proposes in the Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook 1998 is environmental management rather than pollution control.

To accomplish this, the book recommends a broad mix of incentives and pressures to achieve sustainable improvements such as setting clear goals and objectives, agreeing on priorities, cooperating on approaches, sharing information, and setting realistic standards. The Handbook comprises three parts: a summary of key policy lessons in pollution management, good practice notes on implementation of policy objectives, and detailed guidelines intended for the preparation of World Bank Group projects.

The application of the guidelines set out in Part III can minimize the use of resources as well as reduce the quantity of wastes requiring treatment and disposal. They are designed to protect human health, reduce discharge of pollutants into the environment, use commercially proven and cost-effective technologies, follow regulatory trends, and promote good industrial practices. These guidelines represent good environmental management practices, which can be achieved and maintained with the levels of skills and resources typically available in countries in which the World Bank operates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821336380
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Facsimile/Discussion/Technical Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.95(d)

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