The role of the consulting practice in CSR proliferation during the economic downturn
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
During the last few years, there has been a substantial shift of the companies towards Corporate Social Responsibility. Consulting has been an important actor of CSR proliferation, adding new perspectives to the spread of ideas and changes of institutional environments. However, the latest international economic crisis has put questions concerning the future of CSR.

Implementation of an integrated environmental management system in the Piraeus port
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The object of this paper is to present and describe the efforts of the port of Piraeus to transform itself to a port with an integrated environmental management system. The port has set in the core of its environmental efforts the realization of the vision of a high standards port, both in economic and environmental performance, respecting in parallel its employees, port users and neighbours.

Development and application of environmental management systems in ports
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The benefits of adopting a management approach are widely reported and significantly accepted by many leading industrial companies and organizations. Towards this direction, many ports currently seek to respond timely to the new global trend: the integration of the environmental protection and sustainable principles into a port authority’s daily operation.

Forests biomass in Chile – Enormous potential for energetic use
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2008)
Energetic supply conditions and policy in Chile has been going through significant changes in past years, represented by increasing petroleum prices, growing energy consumption and uncertain and decreasing supply of fossil sources. Currently, 70 % is the country’s dependence on imported energy forms. Besides, the significant shortcut of natural gas upply from Argentina since 2004 has led to negative economic and environmental consequences.

Legal management and contractual peculiarities in foreign sanitation and waste management business
© European Compost Network ECN e.V. (10/2008)
Foreign business is a new challenge for the sanitation management industry as far as legal management and contractual form is concerned.

The Adoption of Private Natural Areas and Payment for Ecosystem Services in Brazil: Analysis of the Oasis Project Legal Scheme
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (10/2008)
The present article focuses on the analysis of the legal scheme of the Oasis Project, launched in 2006 by the Brazilian private foundation called “Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza”. The Oasis Project represents an innovative approach in Brazil, which pays landowners to preserve the remaining Atlantic Forest areas in the watersheds region of the São Paulo metropolitan area. Such areas are of great importance, not only for their environmental relevance, but also because they supply nearly 4 million people with drinking water. Landowners stay responsible for the conservation of those areas, and the foundation supplies them with environmental management resources and planning, as well as the necessary technical assistance. Due to the innovative nature of the project, it was necessary to develop specific agreements that take into consideration both legal and technical aspects.

LIFE - Environment Project EMAS 4 New Member States, Publication EMAS for Municipalities - Implementation Guide for The Step by Step Cluster Approach
© INEM - International Network for Environmental Management (2/2008)
Innovative approach in EMAS II implementation in the local authorities of new member states. Implementation Guide for The Step by Step Cluster Approach published. The Guideline reflects experiences gained in the project "Innovative approach in EMAS II implementation in the local authorities of new member states (EMAS4NewStates)", which took place in Lativan municipalities from May 2005 till May 2007.

LEACHATE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AT LARGE TROPICAL LANDFILLS: A CASE STUDY
© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
At tropical landfills, the demands on leachate management are often onerous and most acute in the initial stages of a landfill development. The daily and annual leachate generation rates can be very high, and leachate treatment can form a significant proportion of the landfill operating cost. Therefore, the development of an effective leachate management system is an essential part of the financial viability of a tropical landfill. Once the management system is developed, robust financial projections for leachate treatment throughout the life of a project can be derived. The Bukit Tagar landfill, near Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia, illustrates the complexity of developing viable leachate management systems for tropical landfills, and highlights the importance of the relationships between the design, construction and operation.

WATER AND LEACHATE MANAGEMENT AT A SANITARY LANDFILL IN EXTREME TROPICAL CONDITIONS, KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA
© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
Kuching Integrated Waste Management Park (KIWMP) is located in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It has three main components; sanitary landfill, secure landfill and a hazardous waste incinerator. This site was identified after an intensive geographical and geological research was carried out. The total area covers 112 ha. Both sanitary and secure landfill were constructed section by section using TRISOPLAST as the base liner which is a highly impermeable and in many respects, a liner of superior to conventional liner systems. This seems fit to the requirement of this “fast track” project which was completed on 30th October 2004. In 2005 at the 19th Sardinia Symposium a presentation about the Park in general has already been given (Damiecki et al, 2005). This presentation will focus on the water and leachate management system.

CHARACTERIZATION OF MSW LANDFILLS IN CENTRAL ASIA – STATUS QUO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
The situation of waste management in Central Asia (i.e. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan) is predominantly characterised by poor landfill practices, resourceintensive production and very limited resources of arable soil and water. Population density is relatively high, particularly in the southern region of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan). The average density of population in the Fergana Valley for instance is 100 persons per square kilometre whereas in the Uzbek part of the valley the density reaches up to 300 people per sq. km. In addition, most of the industrial and mining activities are located in these regions where one could also find the main groundwater resources and the majority of landfill sites.

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