Preventive Environmental Management: An Indian Perspective

By: Shyam R. Asolekar and R. Gopichandran

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The link between business, production, commerce and environmental imperatives is becoming more and more obvious. Industry, the world over, is under pressure, like never before, from an unprecedented set of environmental laws. But, the fact is that only a few crusaders have managed to influence policy makers and opinion makers to devise the ""command and control regime"". It became increasingly clear during the latter part of the twentieth century that current development models would not help create an appropriate milieu for progress that would maintain a desirable environment and ensure sustainable development. To bridge this gap, a proactive movement emerged in governing systems, including industry and community. This has entailed a paradigm shift in approach, popularly known as PEM, i.e. Preventive Environmental Management. Implicit in this paradigm is the twining of economic and environmental benefits. This book highlights the need for incorporating PEM approaches, characterized by community action at all levels of implementation. At the company level, PEM means adopting a holistic approach that includes diagnosing processes and systems for pollution hot-spots, interventions to reduce wastes at source, improving product quality and yield, enhancing waste treatment and value addition and integrating economic and environmental concerns of the stakeholders. What the book attempts is an interpretation of the present status of India’s environment with special reference to municipal and industrial operations. It also discusses the significance of appropriate tools and techniques that enable transition across the continuum of production, consumption, and environmental protection, as well as the preparedness of communities to monitor improved environmental quality. An expansive framework for resolving some prevailing dilemmas has also been proposed in this book. Contents Summary Preface The ""Environment"" in the Context of 21st Century Indian Laws on Environmental Protection The Framework and Implementation of Indian Environment Policy System Analysis: Knowing the Limits Preventive Environmental Management Tools: - Environmental Audit - Environmental Impact Assessment -Life Cycle Assessment - Inventorization and Environmental Management System Preventive Environmental Management Initiatives - Identification of Potential Interventions - Greener Chemistry and Cleaner Technologies - Greener Choices in Process Industry - Redesigning of Unit Operations and Unit Unit Processes - Recycle and Reuse of Wastewater - Sustainable and Intelligent Consumption - Extended Producer Responsibility - Eco-industrial Networks Overarching Issues - Integrated Policy for Production and Consumption: A Proposal - Innovative Approaches Toward Capacity Building - Nexus Between Trade and Environment References Bibliography Web-Resources About the Authors Abbreviations Index List of Tables. Printed Pages: 656.

Title: Preventive Environmental Management: An Indian Perspective

Author Name: Shyam R. Asolekar and R. Gopichandran

Categories: Environmentalism, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Foundation Books in association with Centre for Environment Education:

ISBN: 8175963131

ISBN 13: 9788175963139

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 027158

Keywords: Preventive Environmental Management