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1-10 of 37 for the Category : Management & Planning and the Subcategory : Management & Planning - General

Agenda 21

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'Agenda 21', so named because of its position in the meeting agenda, is a global plan of action for sustainable development agreed to by most United Nations member nations at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (also call

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Catchment Management

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A catchment is defined as the area from which any rainfall will drain into a watercourse through surface flow to a common point. Other related terms are watershed, river basin and drainage basin. A catchment is the basic unit of the landscape that is

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Cleaner Production

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Cleaner Production (CP) is defined by the UN as ‘the continuous application of an integrated preventive strategy applied to processes, products and services so as to increase eco-efficiency and reduce risks to humans and the environment’.

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Coastal Zone Management (Integrated)

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The coast is a distinct, but limited spatial area that derives its character mainly from the direct interactions between the land and the sea. Given the enormous value of coastal resources, as well as the mounting human pressure on coastal ecosystems

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Eco-efficiency describes the ecological efficiency of goods and services by measuring their economic price (that includes their consumer demand and their monetary cost) and checking that against its production or manufacturing successes in reduci

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Eco-Management & Audit Scheme (EMAS)

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EMAS is a voluntary European Community programme to promote continuous environmental performance improvements of industries by committing company site management teams to evaluate and improve their environmental performance and provide relevant infor

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Ecological Footprint

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An ’ecological footprint’ is a description of the ecological impact a company or group of people have on the earth. The bigger the footprint the worse the impact.

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Economics of the Environment

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The biggest threat to the realisation of the sustainable development ideal is not in determining and understanding how Economics and Ecology as individual systems function, but how they operate as a single embedded system.

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Environmental Accounting

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Environmental accounting is a management tool that integrates the financial implications of environmental issues in the financial management systems of organisations to enhance more effective decision-making in order to promote environmental and

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