Environmental Management

Book description

"Environmental Management aims to create awareness about various aspects of our relationship with the environment and how development impacts the world we live in. It focuses on the framework that can be used to manage the ecological footprints left behind in the pursuit of development. This framework includes various practices that a business can adopt as part of its environmental management system such as greening different phases within its operations, obtaining environmental clearances, instituting an effective environmental management system, holding environmental audits and promoting environmental stewardship. Using cutting-edge pedagogy and real-life examples, Environmental Management discusses how organizations can pursue sustainable development while ensuring that the environment remains safe for the future generations. Students and practitioners will find the comprehensive and example-oriented treatment of the subject adopted in this book stimulating and rewarding.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. About the Author
  7. List of Reviewers
  8. 1. Environment and Development
    1. 1.1 History of Development
    2. 1.2 Natural Resources for Development
    3. 1.3 Prime Movers of Development
    4. 1.4 Land Use Pattern and Land Use Planning
    5. 1.5 Development Paradigms
    6. 1.6 Success Indicators of Development
    7. 1.7 Growth Management as a Sustainability Tool
    8. 1.8 Smart Growth Concepts
    9. Significant learning for management
    10. Questions for discussion
    11. Exercises for better understanding
  9. 2. Cultural and Ideological Construction of Nature/Environment
    1. 2.1 Nature and Civilization
    2. 2.2 Culture Linkage with Nature
    3. 2.3 Ideology and Nature
    4. 2.4 Ecological Revolutions
    5. 2.5 History of Nature–Man Relationship
    6. 2.6 Sustainability Concepts
    7. 2.7 Poverty in Paradises
    8. Significant learning for management
    9. Questions for discussion
    10. Exercises for better understanding
  10. 3. Environment and Its Components
    1. 3.1 Ecology, Ecosystem and Habitats
    2. 3.2 Biotic and Abiotic Environment
    3. 3.3 Biosphere—Food Chains—Biomes
    4. 3.4 Lithosphere–Hydrosphere–Atmosphere–Cryosphere
    5. 3.5 Cycling of Materials in the Ecosystem
    6. 3.6 Forests, Wildlife, Agriculture, Fisheries
    7. 3.7 Stakeholders of Environment
    8. 3.8 Carrying Capacity of Ecosystems
    9. Significant learning for management
    10. Questions for discussion
    11. Exercises for better understanding
    12. Project
  11. 4. Environment Degradation and Pollution
    1. 4.1 Population Growth and Environmental Impact
    2. 4.2 Agriculture and Industrial Growth
    3. 4.3 Pollution and Pollution Control
    4. 4.4 Wastes and Hazardous Wastes
    5. 4.5 Energy and Environment
    6. 4.6 Alternate Sources of Energy
    7. 4.7 Ecological Footprint
    8. 4.8 War, Insurgency and Environment
    9. 4.9 Radioactivity in the Environment
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion
    12. Exercises for better understanding
    13. Project
  12. 5. Dimensions of Environmental Management
    1. 5.1 Economic Dimensions
    2. 5.2 Sociocultural Dimensions
    3. 5.3 Technological Dimensions
    4. 5.4 Ethical and Moral Dimensions
    5. 5.5 Political and Legal Dimensions
    6. 5.6 Managing the Urban Environment
    7. 5.7 Managing the Local Environment
    8. 5.8 Corporate Environment Responsibility
    9. 5.9 Concepts of Good Environmental Management
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion and reflection
    12. Exercises for better understanding
    13. Project
  13. 6. Environmental Management Systems and Processes
    1. 6.1 Environmental Management Systems
    2. 6.2 Environmental Impact Assessment
    3. 6.3 Environmental Audit (EA)
    4. 6.4 Integrated Environmental Management
    5. 6.5 Participatory Environmental Management
    6. 6.6 Air and Water Quality Standards and Guidelines
    7. 6.7 Adaptive Management
    8. 6.8 Coordination and Cooperation in Environmental Management
    9. Significant learning for management
    10. Questions for discussion
    11. Exercises for better understanding
  14. 7. Waste Management
    1. 7.1 Principles of Waste Management
    2. 7.2 Industrial Waste Management
    3. 7.3 Municipal Waste Management
    4. 7.4 Hospital Waste Management
    5. 7.5 E-waste Management (Electronic Wastes)
    6. 7.6 Nuclear Waste Management
    7. 7.7 Air Quality Management
    8. 7.8 Oil Pollution and Oil Wastes
    9. 7.9 Plastic Waste Management
    10. 7.10 ISWM (Integrated System for Waste Management)
    11. Significant learning for management
    12. Questions for discussion
    13. Exercises for better understanding
    14. Project
  15. 8. Water Resources Management
    1. 8.1 Water Resources
    2. 8.2 Water-Use Efficiency
    3. 8.3 Irrigation Management System
    4. 8.4 Watershed Management
    5. 8.5 Wetland Resources Management
    6. 8.6 Aquaculture
    7. 8.7 Coastal Resources Management
    8. 8.8 Marine Resources Management
    9. 8.9 Relationship of Water and Energy
    10. 8.10 River Pollution
    11. 8.11 Strategies for Sustainable Water Management
    12. Significant learning for management
    13. Questions for discussion
    14. Exercises for better understanding
    15. Project
  16. 9. Development Management
    1. 9.1 Human Development
    2. 9.2 Sustainable Development
    3. 9.3 Sustainable Agriculture
    4. 9.4 Sustainable Forestry and Wildlife
    5. 9.5 Sustainable Fisheries
    6. 9.6 Sustainable Housing
    7. 9.7 Sustainable Mountain Systems
    8. 9.8 Sustainable Tourism
    9. 9.9 Environment Friendliness
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion
    12. Exercises for better understanding
    13. Project
  17. 10. Environmental Awareness
    1. 10.1 Environmental Communication
    2. 10.2 Environmental Risk Communication
    3. 10.3 Environmental Awareness Methods
    4. 10.4 Environmental Campaigns
    5. 10.5 Ecological Intelligence
    6. 10.6 Sustainable Consumption
    7. 10.7 Eco-labeling, Eco-certification
    8. 10.8 Environmental Reporting and Disclosure
    9. 10.9 Eco-entrepreneurship and Green Initiative
    10. 10.10 Environmental Accounting and Biodiversity Valuation
    11. Significant learning for management
    12. Questions and discussion
    13. Exercises for better understanding
    14. Project
  18. 11. Legal Framework of Environmental Management
    1. 11.1 Evolution of International Concern
    2. 11.2 International Legislations
    3. 11.3 Principles of International Environmental Law
    4. 11.4 National Environmental Legislations and Legal Framework
    5. 11.5 Judiciary in Environmental Management
    6. 11.6 Regional Cooperation in Environmental Management
    7. 11.7 Taxation Laws, Green Taxes and Tax Shift
    8. 11.8 Local Laws
    9. 11.9 Environmental Clearance
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion
    12. Exercises for better understanding
    13. Project
  19. 12. Environmental Management Institutions
    1. 12.1 International and Regional Environmental Management Institutions
    2. 12.2 Governmental Institutions for Environmental Management
    3. 12.3 Civil Society Institutions in Environmental Management
    4. 12.4 Private Sector and Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in Environmental Management
    5. 12.5 Academic and Research Institutions
    6. 12.6 Role of Media in Environmental Management
    7. 12.7 Local Self-government Institutions
    8. 12.8 Educational Institutions
    9. Significant learning for management
    10. Questions for discussion
    11. Exercises for better understanding
  20. 13. Global Warming and Climate Change
    1. 13.1 Components of Climate
    2. 13.2 Trend in Climate
    3. 13.3 Natural Climate Change
    4. 13.4 Anthropogenic Climate Change
    5. 13.5 Impact of Climate Change
    6. 13.6 Efforts to Address Climate Change
    7. 13.7 Market Mechanisms in Environmental Management
    8. 13.8 Opportunities and Risks of Climate Change
    9. 13.9 Business Opportunities in the Era of Climate Change
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion
    12. Exercises for better understanding
  21. 14. Environmental Risk Management
    1. 14.1 Natural Disasters
    2. 14.2 Genetically Modified Crops and Organisms
    3. 14.3 Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Spread of Infectious Diseases
    4. 14.4 Environmental Risks at Work, Worker Injuries and Compensation
    5. 14.5 Product Liability and Life Cycle Management
    6. 14.6 Socially Responsible Investing
    7. 14.7 Reputational Risks/Boycotts
    8. 14.8 Environmental Insurance and Liabilities
    9. 14.9 Environmental Risk Identification and Assessment
    10. 14.10 Risk Management Resources
    11. Significant learning for management
    12. Questions for discussion
    13. Exercises for better understanding
    14. Project
  22. 15. Environmental Strategy
    1. 15.1 Sustainable Business
    2. 15.2 Environmental Ethics
    3. 15.3 Environmental Justice
    4. 15.4 Natural Capital
    5. 15.5 Eco-efficiency
    6. 15.6 Product Greening and Design for Environment
    7. 15.7 Green Value Chain/Value Loop
    8. 15.8 Green Marketing
    9. 15.9 Industrial Ecology (Cradle to Cradle)
    10. 15.10 Total Cost Accounting—Internalizing Externalities
    11. 15.11 Corporate Sustainability Reporting (Environmental Reporting)
    12. 15.12 Strategic Philanthropy
    13. 15.13 Greening Corporate Culture
    14. 15.14 Environmental Markets—Opportunities and Risks
    15. Significant learning for management
    16. Questions for discussion
    17. Exercises for better understanding
    18. Project
  23. 16. Barriers to Sustainable Business
    1. 16.1 Barrier of Business Perspectives
    2. 16.2 Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Business
    3. 16.3 Social Barriers
    4. 16.4 Environmental Barriers
    5. 16.5 Political Barriers
    6. 16.6 Economic Barriers to Sustainable Business
    7. 16.7 Policy and Administrative Barriers
    8. Significant learning for management
    9. Questions for discussion
    10. Exercises for better understanding
  24. 17. Sustainable and Equitable Urbanism
    1. 17.1 Forest City
    2. 17.2 Sustainable Transportation
    3. 17.3 Green Amenity Development
    4. 17.4 Green Buildings and Affordable Housing
    5. 17.5 Water Harvesting (WH)
    6. 17.6 Demand-Side Energy Efficiency
    7. 17.7 Nature-Friendly Communities and Neighborhoods
    8. 17.8 Shrinking the Carbon Footprint
    9. 17.9 Sustainable Exurban Development
    10. Significant learning for management
    11. Questions for discussion
    12. Exercises for better understanding
    13. Project
  25. 18. Environmental Leadership and Governance
    1. 18.1 Environmental Situation of a Business
    2. 18.2 Environmental Values of a Business
    3. 18.3 Branding Strategy of a Business
    4. 18.4 Competitive Advantages from Environment Friendliness
    5. 18.5 Environmental Risk and Liability Mitigation
    6. 18.6 Environmental Stakeholder Support
    7. 18.7 Environmental and Ecological Stewardship
    8. 18.8 Environmental Decision-Making Process
    9. 18.9 Environmental Leadership Identity
    10. 18.10 Leadership Opportunities in Environmental Careers
    11. Significant learning for management
    12. Questions for discussion
    13. Exercises for better understanding
    14. Project
  26. 19. Environmental Green Careers
    1. 19.1 Green Careers in the Economic Domain
    2. 19.2 Green Careers in the Social–Cultural Domain
    3. 19.3 Green Jobs in the Ecological Domain
    4. 19.4 Green Jobs in the Political–Legal Domain
    5. 19.5 Green Jobs in the Media–Internet Domain
    6. 19.6 Green Jobs in the Technological Domain
    7. 19.7 Policy Framework for Green Job Creation
    8. Significant learning for management
    9. Questions for discussion
    10. Exercises for better understanding
    11. Project
  27. Photo Credits
  28. References
  29. Index
  30. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: Environmental Management
  • Author(s): Jacob Thomas
  • Release date: August 2014
  • Publisher(s): Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: None