Lack of knowledge about, and noncompliance with, international standards can result in loss of sales and partnership opportunities as well as possible legal action. The International Environmental Standards Handbook provides the necessary historical background to understand the current status of international environmental standards. It contains copies of available treaties and provides coverage of laws and standards. The book offers strategies for designing and implementing environmental systems that will be internationally accepted. It includes a list of information sources and a directory of international environmental organizations.
Introduction. International Standards, Treaties and Agreements. An Introduction to International Environmental Controls. The Influence of Command and Control Regulations. The Most Significant Conventions and Agreements. An Introduction to International Standards Organizations and the Development Process. Guiding Principles and Practices for Business. Programs of the United Nations. International Environmental Management Systems Standards. The European Union. Sources of Additional Information. Directory of Governing International Environmental Organizations. List of Relevant Documents and Publications.
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