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International Environmental Standards Handbook

1st Edition

By Scott S. Olson

CRC Press

416 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702706
pub: 1999-06-23
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The International Environmental Standards Handbook provides the necessary historical background to understand the current status of international environmental standards. The practicality of the book is evident in the inclusion of material: copies of available treaties, laws and standards, as well as recommendations for businesses.

This book is an important tool for companies that are increasingly impacted by the global market. Today's companies need to know what environmental controls are in effect in various countries and how they impact the ability to compete. Lack of knowledge about - and noncompliance with - international standards results in reduced sales and partnership opportunities as well as liability and possible legal action against the company.

This valuable comprehensive desk reference, suitable for the novice and the professional, provides a background in the origin of international environmental concerns and controls; the way in which these concerns manifested themselves in treaties, laws, and standards; how countries differ in current expectation; and, most importantly, the evolving consensus of using a universal quality assurance standard for environmental management.

International Environmental Standards Handbook gives a structured method to improve environmental performance. It contains many of the environmental tools and methodologies that environmental managers can use for short-term and long-term business decision making in a global environment.

Table of Contents

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

Information Available on the Internet

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Appendices

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science