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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

“Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species—man—acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world

—Rachel Carson”

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize the method for a business firm to be environmentally positive.
  • Understand the steps of environmental impact assessment and types of mitigation measures.
  • Identify the benefits of having an environmental management system for a firm.
  • Learn the correct method of implementing projects that have environmental impacts.
  • Appreciate the importance and relevance of integrated and participatory environmental management.

From an ecocentric perspective of nature, man is the only one among the millions of species ...

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