International Environmental Standards Handbook

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CRC Press, 2020 M02 10 - 408 pages

Lack of knowledge about, and noncompliance with, international standards can result in loss of sales and partnership opportunities as well as possible legal action. The International Environmental Standards Handbook provides the necessary historical background to understand the current status of international environmental standards. It contains copies of available treaties and provides coverage of laws and standards. The book offers strategies for designing and implementing environmental systems that will be internationally accepted. It includes a list of information sources and a directory of international environmental organizations.

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Contents

The Relationship Between International Trade and Environmental Controls
9
The European Union
10
Directory of Organizations
12
List of Relevant Documents
13
Information Available on
14
Conclusion
15
Key International Agreements
21
Treaty of Rome 1952 Single European Act 1987 and the Maastricht Treaty 1992
28
Directory of Community Legislation in Force Relating to the Environment
213
Austria
226
References
227
geography politics economics and business At the international level these elements take
229
Historic Scientific and Cultural Resources
231
Clean Air Act
237
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act RCRA
250
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act SARA and Emergency Planning
261

The Rio Declaration On Environment And Development 1992
35
References
43
Waste
62
An Introduction to International Standards Organizations and
135
Responsibilities for the Technical Work of ISO
140
International Chamber of Commerce ICC World Business Organization
153
Environmental Management Systems
169
EcoManagement and Audit Scheme EU Directive
178
Major Federal Agency EMSISO Initiatives
185
Important Organizations and Terms for Environmental Management Systems terms
192
Sources of Additional Information
200
EU Directives and Environmental Programs
206
References
267
France
271
CONTENTS
302
Goals of the European Union
303
Environmental Standards and Management Organizations
334
CONTENTS
348
ARGENTINA
359
CONTENTS
372
American Society for Testing and Materials
379
PUBLICATIONS FOR U S ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
381
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Page 9 - States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
Page 44 - Financing of the Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP).
Page 22 - The contracting parties recognize that internal taxes and other internal charges, and laws, regulations and requirements affecting the internal sale, offering for sale, purchase, transportation, distribution or use of products, and...
Page 22 - The products of the territory of any contracting party imported into the territory of any other contracting party shall be accorded treatment no less favourable than that accorded to like products of national origin in respect of all laws, regulations and requirements affecting their internal sale, offering for sale, purchase, transportation, distribution, or use.
Page 21 - III, * any advantage, favour, privilege or immunity granted by any contracting party to any product originating in or destined for any other country shall be accorded immediately and unconditionally to the like product originating in or destined for the territories of all other contracting parties.
Page 13 - ... recognize the worldwide and long-range character of environmental problems and, where consistent with the foreign policy of the United States, lend appropriate support to initiatives, resolutions, and programs designed to maximize international cooperation in anticipating and preventing a decline in the quality of mankind's world environment...
Page 1 - Man has the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being, and he bears a solemn responsibility to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations.
Page 72 - ENTRY INTO FORCE 1. This Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
Page 38 - Principle 15: In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

About the author (2020)

Scott Olson is Director of the Colorado Environmental Training Center and former Chair of the Environmental, Health and Safety Department at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. He is a faculty instructor and coordinator of the Water Quality Management and Environmental and Safety Technology Degree programs. Mr. Olson is also a program chair and instructor for the Rocky Mountain Education Center, OSHA Training Institute at Red Rocks Community College. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Hazardous Materials Association representing training and education. His company, Altitude Training Associates, provides environmental, health and safety training to a variety of organizations.

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