Environmental Management and Development
The continual degradation of the planet's environment is something that affects every person in every country, be it developed or developing. Statements and policies are made at international levels, but their effectiveness is questionable. Also, are techniques of environmental management (EM) used in the west appropriate and relevant to the much poorer developing countries needs and priorities? How can they be expected to follow policies or to even just have a responsible attitude to the environment, when the governments of western developed countries have failed to keep standards set or have side-stepped policies and repeatedly shrugged off any sense of global responsibility.
Courses on environment and development usually have a strong environmental management component. By focusing on environmental management this book is very different from existing environment and development texts, whose emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy. This title moves on from these viewpoints to look at practical management and problem-solving techniques. Environmental management, by definition, also encompasses global problems and future challenges for our increasingly globalized society.
Environmental Management and Developmentclarifies the definition, nature and role of environmental management in development and developing countries. It begins with an introduction to the key terms, issues and tools of environmental management, which are linked and developed in the following chapters on specific environmental issues, making extensive use of global-local case studies. The book concludes by discussing who pays for EM and the future for EM in developing countries.