Author: P C Sinha
Publisher: Anmol Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812612136X
Encyclopedia on Environmental Guidelines, policies, and Action Plans covers a plethora of related issues and presents them in a sensible manner, so that it becomes user-friendly. The readers will find this encyclopedia very useful in understanding the contemporary national and global green guidelines, polices and action plans, and make selective as well as overall use of resource materials presented therein.
The Area of concern of this is vast enough to include the socio-economic dimensions of the environment; issues related to conservation and management of resources for development and environmental protection and restoration; in addition to the details about various means of implementation, strategies and policy-planning initiatives. The boarder areas which have been touched in this encyclopaedia include the ones related to sustainable development, poverty-environment nexus, role of market factors in environmental conservation, protection of atmosphere, land-degradation prevention, combating deforestation and desertification, preventing biodiversity depletion, environmental conservation, protection of atmosphere, land-degradation prevention, combating deforestation and desertification, preventing biodiversity depletion, environmentally sound biotechnology, fresh water and marine pollution prevention and conservation of water-bodes, sound management of toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, and radioactive wastes and nuclear matters including related dangerous products and their transportation and traffic sound management of solid wastes and sewage, environmental financial resources and mechanisms etc.
Other focus on wildlife management and protection of wilderness and protected areas networks; protection of coasts, islands, estuaries, rivers and marine ecosystem; prevention of acid rain, global warming/green-house effect, ozone depletion, sea-level rise, climate change, famine, drought; management of natural, cultural and archeological heritage sites; etc.