Esign and describe a procedure that would concisely identify and Economically assess the Environmental impacts of a product of your choice.
Use your CHOSEN PRODUCT(eg. tv, chair,tyre,etc anything) to show how one would use LIFE-CYCYLE ANALYSIS (LCA), RISK ASSESMENT and COST BENEFIT APPROACHES WITHIN THIS FRAMEWORK.
1)The first thing we need to recognise is that this is not about the detail of the product, but is about How the Processes Can Operate. You CAN choose a product simply to Define boundaries and provide a focus. The way forward is to look at which aspects of LCA, CBA and RA are RELEVANT, and how you would go about using these and wWHY. The WHY here refers to literature rather than opinion.
2)Structure this as a REPORT
3)Refer to ISO 14040 the 2006 version. This seems to be the most recent guidance on LCA.
4) PLEASE use as many different sources of info as possible, MAINLY UK! [SEE REFERCING REQUIREMENTSUSE MAJORITY JOURNALS, TEXT BOOKS. PLEASE LIMIT USE OF WEB BASED SOURCES.
PLEASE USE FROM FOLLOWING Resources:
Recommend Text (**)
**Sheldon and Yoxon (1999) Installing Environmental Management Systems. Earthscan [A MUST!!!!]
** Welford, R (1997) Corporate Environmental Management (outstanding text book on practical issues readable and comprehensive)
* Timothy ORiordan (1999) Environmental Science for Environmental Management Harlow: Longman Scientific. (Excellent book on theory and practice: A must for this assignment).
Further reading and support materials:
Barton, Hugh. (1995). A guide to local environmental auditing / Hugh Barton, Noel Bruder … et al. London : Earthscan, One Week Loan 333.714/BAR
British Library, Science Reference and Information Service, (1993) Environmental Auditing: An introduction and practical guide. London: British Library, One Week Loan 333.717/ENV
British Standards Institution. (1992). Specification for environmental management systems. London : British Standards Institution, (BS 7750. 1992).
Buckley, Ralf. (1991) Perspectives in environmental management. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag,. shelf mark 3540538151
Bunting, S. (1998) Environmental Auditing, Photocopy. Restricted reference
Blowers, A (1996) Planning for a Sustainable Environment: A report on by the TCPA. Earthscan (ordered).
Cascio, Joseph. ISO 14000 guide : the new international environmental management standards /. New York; London : McGraw-Hill, 1996. -(Environmental engineering books). 0070116253
Croners (2000) Environmental Management. Croner Publications Ltd. shelf mark ref. 333.715./cd
Croners (1995) Environmental Policy and Procedures. Kingston upon Thames : Croner Publications,. 1855243237
Department of the Environment (1997) Environmental Assessment: A Guide to the Procedures. 9th edition HMSO. 333.714 ENV.
Gray, R (1993) Accounting for the Environment. Paul Chapman Publishing. shelf mark. 333.717 ENV
Grayson, L (1992) Environmental Auditing: A Guide to Best Practice in the UK and Europe. British Library. shelf mark 333.717 ENV.
Grayson, L & Woolston, H (1993) Business and Environmental Accountability: An Overview and Guide to the Literature. British Library. shelf mark 333.70681.
Institute of Environmental Assessment, (1998) EC Eco-Management and Audit Scheme : a participants guide.G05677202 (seriously good clear coverage of EMAS requirement)
Turner, R.K, et. al. (1994) Environmental Economics: An Elementary Introduction. Harvester Wheatsheaf. shelf mark 333.717. (The best introduction to environmental economics)
Welford and Starky eds. (1996) An Earthscan Reader in Business and the Environment. Earthscan. shelf mark One Week Loan 333.715/EAR (a bit jumbled but some useful stuff, especially for this essay)
Welford, R & Gouldson, A (1993) Environmental Management and Business Strategy. Pitman Publishing. 333.70681. (A good general text approaching environmental management from the business angle a little dated)
Woolston, H (1993) Environmental Auditing: An Introduction and Practical Guide. British Library. 333.717 ENV (A useful introduction to environmental auditing.)
Carlow Peter, ed (1998). Handbook of environmental risk assessment and management. Oxford : Blackwell Science,
The ENDS Report (anyone wanting a career in consultancy should be reading this every issue just for the jobs section).
Journal of Environmental Management (the academic environmental management journal with a discerning eye for good quality articles!)
Journal of Planning and Environment Law
Business Strategy and the Environment.
Planning for the Natural and Built Environment.
Web pages (key word for search)
Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (welcome.htm)
Enviro Eire Training package