Environmental policies and initiatives have had a significant impact on businesses and employment practices across Europe. The Environment, Employment and Sustainable Development is a wide-ranging collection featuring contributions by academics and practitioners from countries including the UK, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Ireland. Subjects covered include:
* the effects of EU environmental directives, programmes and legislation and global conventions and agreements
* assessment of environmental training, education and qualifications across Europe
* national and international case studies
* the commercial logic for businesses in 'going green'
* examination of the growth in the public and private sector of career opportunities for those with environmental expertise.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Role of the European Environment Agency in Ensuring Standardization of Environmental Information across Europe Chapter 2. The Environment and Industry: Legislation and Voluntary Standards Schemes and its Potential Effects on Environmental Employment Chapter 3. NGO Perspectives on Environmental Employment Chapter 4. Employment Implications of Environmental Action Chapter 5. Global Conventions and Agreements and EC Environmental Directives Chapter 6. The Mediterranean Region: The Problem of Integration of Environmental Issues in the Policies of Mediterranean Countries Chapter 7. The Environment and Industry: Legislation and Voluntary Standards Schemes Chapter 8. The Impact of EC Environmental Programmes and Legislation on Employment Chapter 9. Expansion and Professionalisation of the European Environmental Employment Sector Chapter 10. Sustainable Development and the European Jobs Market Chapter 11. Environmental Careers and Environmental Scientists Chapter 12. The Environment - New Qualifications, New Competencies: Challenges and Perspectives for Employment and Training Chapter 13. Environment: The Right Training for the Right Job Chapter 14. Two Pan-European Initiatives in Course Development and Networking Chapter 15. Qualifying for the Environment Chapter 16. Competencies in the Environment: the Role of Further and Higher Education Chapter 17. Changing Environment - No Blueprints for Education Chapter 18. The Evolution of Environmental Careers Chapter 19. Professional Recognition in the Environment Across Europe - First and Second Diplomas Directive Chapter 20. Career Routes of Environmental Professionals - UK Survey Chapter 21. Developing the Skills for Environmental Professionals in Europe Chapter 22. Skills for Environmental Professionals - Towards a European Framework Chapter 23. Reaching a Common Language of Skills, Qualifications and Professional Development
Monica Hale is Director of the London Environment Centre at London Guildhall University. She is the Vice-President of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and has published widely on environmental issues. Her recent books include Ecology in Education (CUP, 1993) and Environmental Education for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Mike Lachowicz is an Associate of the London Environment Centre. He is a freelance trainer in environmental management and an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management.
'A potentially massive topic has been treated witht he care and attention which it merits, making this book essential reading for anyone of any academic level with an interest in environmental studies, business and economics.' Santi Roberts, Environmental Education and Information
'Altogether this is a most informative collection which gives a good background to current issues for anyone concerned with careers in the environment.' - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol 42, No.1, 1999