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Framework and Tools for Environmental Management in Africa.

Author: Godwell Nhamo; Ekpe Inyang
Publisher: Oxford : CODESRIA, 2011.
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The 21st century qualifies as one in which humanity raised environmental decay, especially climate change, as a key global concern requiring urgent political attention. The book Framework and Tools for Environmental Management in Africa is written from this perspective. It provides researchers from different disciplines including environmental sciences, engineering, commerce, planning, education, agriculture and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nhamo, Godwell.
Framework and Tools for Environmental Management in Africa.
Oxford : CODESRIA, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Godwell Nhamo; Ekpe Inyang
ISBN: 9782869784437 2869784430
OCLC Number: 830166571
Notes: Chapter 9. Understanding Environmental Education.
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Cover; About the Authors; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acronyms; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview; The Concept of Environment; African Environments and Colonial Histories; A Struggle for Environmental Management Space; The Challenge; Book Outline; PART I --
FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; Chapter 2. Global Landmarks for Environmental Governance; The Stockholm Declaration of 1972; The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; UN Conference on Desertification; Millennium Development Goals; Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. State of Environment ReportingChapter 3. International Environmental Law: Sources and Fundamentals; Sources of International Environmental Law; International Customs; General Principles of Law; Written Texts; Multilateral Environmental Agreements; Convention on Biodiversity; Convention on Wetlands of International Importance; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species; Convention to Combat Desertification; Convention on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer; Convention on Climate Change; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; The Kyoto Protocol. The Basel and Bamako ConventionsImplementation Constraints and Achievements for Africa; Chapter 4. Environmental Management on African Agenda; Environmental Concerns in Africa; UNEP's Role in Shaping Africa's Environmental Agenda; Donors and the African Environmental Agenda; New Partnership for Africa's Development; Sub-regional Environmental Sustainability Initiatives; Controversy on Hazardous Waste Management; Chapter 5. Uncertainties and Environmental Threats in Africa; Deforestation; Logging; Harvesting Fuelwood; Pastoralism; Land Degradation and Soil Impoverishment. Droughts, Desiccation and DesertificationWildlife De-population and Extinction; Extinction; Water Pollution and Shortages; Chapter 6. Africa and Global Environmental Problems; Air Pollution; Global Warming and Climate Change; Ozone Layer Depletion; Acid Deposition; Nuclear Wastes; Treatment of Wastes and Pollutants; Solid Wastes; Chemical Pollutants; PART II --
SELECTED TOOLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; Chapter 7. Conservation and Natural Resource Management; Definitions; Classification of Natural Resources; Arguments for Conservation; Ecological Perspective; Ethical Perspective. Conservation StrategiesGender Considerations in Natural Resource Management; Chapter 8. Environmental Impact Assessment and Public Participation; What is Environmental Impact Assessment?; Stages in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process; Interface Between the Project and EIA Assessment Cycles; Stakeholders in the Environmental Assessment Impact Process; EIA Legislation: Policies and Frameworks; Public Consultation and Participation in EIA; Public Participation: the Case of the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Project; Emerging Issues of Concern; Public Participation.

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The 21st century qualifies as one in which humanity raised environmental decay, especially climate change, as a key global concern requiring urgent political attention. The book Framework and Tools for Environmental Management in Africa is written from this perspective. It provides researchers from different disciplines including environmental sciences, engineering, commerce, planning, education, agriculture and law, as well as NGOs, government officials, policy makers and researchers, with a platform to engage with concerns relating to sustainable environmental management in this epoch. Topic.

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