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Encyclopaedia of Environmental Guidelines, Policies and Action Plans (In 12 Volumes)

P C Sinha (Editor)
Synopsis Encyclopaedia 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 encyclopaedia very useful in understanding the contemporary national and global green guidelines, policies 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 broader 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, environmentally sound biotechnology, fresh water and marine pollution prevention and conservation of water bodies, 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. Others focus on wildlife management and protection of wilderness and protected areas networks; protection of coasts, islands, estuaries, rivers and marine ecosystems; prevention of acid rain, global warming/green-house effect, ozone depletion, sea-level rise, climate change, famine drought; management of natural, cultural and archaeological heritage sites; etc.
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About the author

P C Sinha

Dr. P C Sinha obtained M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He expertises in the field of Ocean and Antarctic Studies, Environment and Development Studies.

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Title Encyclopaedia of Environmental Guidelines, Policies and Action Plans (In 12 Volumes)
Author P C Sinha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 812612136X
length 3781p., 25cm.