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Environment Audit

A.K. Shrivastava (Author)
Synopsis In India, environment auditing practices have been started with a small beginning. Presently, it has been made mandatory for those industries who are identified as a polluting industries. But this is not the end of environment auditing in India. As we are committed to implement on the findings of the Earth Summit at Rio, we are spell bound to strengthen the environment auditing process, so that we may be able to take initiatives for environmental auditing to the local areas, to be conducted by the local government/authorities. Though it is done by some local authorities in a scattered way without naming that as "environmental audit", it is necessary to be well aware, well informed and also to have systematic approach while auditing the local areas. The purpose of this book is to describe how environmental auditing can be started by the local government/authority and also to show how the environment auditing of the industries are being tackled in India, what are the limitation and constraints of the industries in conducting environmental auditing. This book provides guidance on monitoring the state of the environment in the local area and establishing the impact of local action on global issues. It narrates how the policies and practices can be modified to recognises the high need of the environmental priorities. This book is guide and an analysis as well on the issues of environmental auditing. It focuses on how to how to do audits. The possible checklists, standards and processes are also spelt out. It explores the choices and issues which a local authority or industrial/company authority may face while acting on the audit process towards sustainable goals. The issues, approaches and practices discussed in this book is equally helpful to the industries who are really desirous of developing the environmental audit process. In fact, the term "environmental auditing" within local authorities is broader than in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, however, this book will certainly help to local authorities and industries as well. This book will be an authentic guide book to those specialists who require an understanding of environment audit procedures. The specialists may be from a wide range of different fields such as ecologists, environmental engineers and scientists, soil scientists, economists, industrialists, lawyers, public administrators and the freshers as well, and also to those who wants to build their career in the field of environment.
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About the author

A.K. Shrivastava

Prof. A.K. Shrivastava is chairman of the Council for Training and Research in Ecology and Environment, New Delhi. The CTREE, founded by Prof. Shrivastava, Structured “Environment Auditing / Environment Impact Assessment in a course frame, for the first time in India. The course was inaugurated in the year ’98 by the then Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India Sri Suresh Prabhu. Under the academic guidance of Prof. Shrivastava, more than one hundred and sixty participants were imparted short term training programme in the stream of Environment Auditing and Environment Impact Assessment, among those corporate executives, environmental Scientists and engineers, corporate bodies, senior forest officers and agriculturists can be underlined. Besides the training programme, he is currently providing expert consultancy to the government departments, corporate bodies and NGO’s in the matters of ecology and environment. As chief executive of the CTREE, Prof. Shrivastava has also worked as consultant / monitor / project evaluator with the Ministry of Environment and Forests / Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India / Corporate bodies / and NGO’s as well. He has participated in various national and international seminars and conferences and addressed on the topic of management, eco-consumerism, environment and sustainability. He is author of several books on environment and management. He is found chief of National Council for Registration of Environmental Auditors (NCREA, India); Institute of Environmental Auditors & Impact Assessors, (IEAIA), India).

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Bibliographic information

Title Environment Audit
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176484431
length xviii+364p., tables; figs.