Problems for environmental management are taking on a new urgency. This book addresses aspects of environmental management that raise fundamental questions about governmental roles and the relationship of humans to the environment. It examines the interaction of local and national governments and the strengths and weaknesses of co-operative vs. coercive environmental management, through a focus on the management of natural hazards. Leading experts in the field examine new and innovative environmental management and planning programmes with particular focus on North America and Australia.
This book offers a new understanding of environmental problems and explores the appropriate policy mix that must be developed for environmental management to strive towards environmental sustainability.
Environmental Management and Governance is a well-structured book. Readers can easily follow the logic of each chapter...For the most part the book is clearly written and well presented. Plates, figures and tables are numbered logically, well-positioned in relation to the text, and are of adequate size and visual quality. I believe that the book will be useful as a support text because of its information. The case studies will be most helpful for students...' - P.A. McManus, University of Newcastle, Australia.