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Furthering Environmental Impact Assessment

Towards a Seamless Connection between EIA and EMS Edited by Anastássios Perdicoúlis, Engineering Department, UTAD, Portugal and CITTA Research Centre, FEUP, Portugal, Bridget Durning, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Lisa Palframan, formerly University of Hertfordshire, UK
The environmental impact of development projects is currently studied and mitigated from two distinct perspectives: before and after project implementation, with environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management systems (EMS) being the main instruments on the respective sides. This double perspective creates a discontinuity in the way environmental impacts are analysed, an issue that has been noted by both academics and practitioners. This book gathers and presents both theoretical and actual examples to link EIA with EMS and explores ways to overcome difficulties and provide innovative solutions.
Extent: 264 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 327 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Environment
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sociology
The environmental impact of development projects is currently studied and mitigated from two distinct perspectives: before and after project implementation, with environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management systems (EMS) being the main instruments on the respective sides. This double perspective creates a discontinuity in the way environmental impacts are analysed, an issue that has been noted by both academics and practitioners. This book gathers and presents both theoretical and actual examples to link EIA with EMS and explores ways to overcome difficulties and provide innovative solutions.

Academic researchers, advanced students, EIA practitioners and EMS practitioners will find the book essential for the theoretical explorations of how the link might occur and practical examples in which to explore and critique these theories.
‘The book is good for practitioners wanting to develop an understanding of the interface between EIA, environmental management plans, environmental management systems and sustainability management. . . Researchers examining EIA follow-up or the environmental management of developments should have ready access to this book, but it also holds value for practitioners in consultancies, contractors and large developers who would like a better understanding of how to manage environmental risk during the design, consenting, construction and operation of EIA developments.’
– Josh Fothergill, The Environmentalist
Contributors: D.M. Anh, F. Becker, C. Briffett, M. Broderick, B. Durning, N. Earnshaw, K. Fuller, K. House, B. Munro, L. Palframan, A. Perdicoúlis, J. Pope, B. Raissiyan, L.E. Sánchez, J. Scanlon, C. Vetori, H. Worsley
Contents:

Foreword

1. Introduction
Bridget Durning, Lisa Palframan and Anastássios Perdicoúlis

2. Information and Knowledge Management
Luis E. Sánchez

3. Link Framework Analysis
Anastássios Perdicoúlis

4. Environmental Management Plans – Origins, Usage and Development
Bridget Durning

5. ESIA Effectiveness through Links to EMS
Martin Broderick

6. EIA–EMS Link in Vietnam
Dao Mai Anh and Clive Briffett

7. EIA–EMS Link from the Oil and Gas Industry
Behzad Raissiyan and Jenny Pope

8. EIA–EMS Link from the Renewables Sector
Fiona Becker

9. EIA–EMS Link from the Waste Management Sector
Lisa Palframan

10. EIA–EMS Link from the Flood Risk Management Sector
Karl Fuller, Claire Vetori, Bruce Munro and Kevin House

11. Moving Towards Sustainability Management Systems
Jane Scanlon and Jenny Pope

12. Sustainability Management Systems – Two Case Studies
Jane Scanlon, Hudson Worsley and Neil Earnshaw

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index