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.
Edited by Anastassios Perdicoulis, 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
Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction Bridget Durning, Lisa Palframan and Anastassios Perdicoulis 2. Information and Knowledge Management Luis E. Sanchez 3. Link Framework Analysis Anastassios Perdicoulis 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