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Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

2nd Edition

By Chris Barrow


454 pages | 43 B/W Illus.

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Environmental management is a wide, expanding, and rapidly evolving field, affecting everyone from individual citizens to businesses; governments to international agencies. Indisputably, it plays a crucial role in the quest for sustainable development.

This comprehensively updated second edition explores the nature and role of environmental management, covering key principles, practices, tools, strategies and policies, offers a thorough yet understandable introduction, and points to further in-depth coverage. Among the key themes covered are:

  • sustainable development
  • proactive approaches
  • the precautionary principle
  • the ‘polluter pays’ principle
  • the need for humans to be less vulnerable and more adaptable.

Reflecting the expansion and evolution of the field, this revised edition focuses strongly on sustainable development. There has been extensive restructuring to ensure the book is accessible to those unfamiliar with environmental management and it now includes greater coverage of topics including key resources under stress, environmental management tools, climate change and urban environmental management.

With rapid expansion and development of the subject it is easy for those embarking on a course of study to become disorientated, but with its well-structured coverage, effective illustrations, and foundation for further, more-focused interest, this book is easily accessible to all.


'This is a very good text. The comprehensive nature of the coverage is first-rate for an introductory text and geographically it gives cases from around the world which adds to its value … it's an excellent and thought-provoking start to this rapidly growing subject area' - Paul S. Ganderton, Teaching Ecology Group

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theory, Principles and Key Concepts 1. Introduction 2. Environmental Management Fundamentals and Goals 3. Environmental Management and Science 4. Environmentalism, Social Sciences and Environmental Management 5. Environmental Management, Business and Law 6. Participants in Environmental Management Part 2: Practice 7. Environmental Management Approaches 8. Methods and Tools 9. Methods and Tools 10. Key Resources Part 3: The Future 16. The Way Ahead

About the Author

Chris Barrow is Reader in the School of the Environment and Society at the University of Wales Swansea.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography