Environmental Management Processes and Practices describes the main approaches to environmental management that come from the social sciences. Ian Thomas provides an understanding of the systems and processes that are used to guide the more technical elements of environmental management. He uses uncomplicated examples of environmental issues, organisations and policies to give the "big picture" of how to bring about broad environmental improvement through managing what organisations do. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces environmental management and discusses the ways in which both the international context and policy issues impact upon modern environmental management. Part 2 describes environmental management processes and systems while Part 3 focusses on how environmental improvements actually occur and the changes needed to introduce these systems. It also outlines some key issues for the future directions of environmental management.