Urban Environmental Management
Cities, EMS and Everything
Putting up a Green Front
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ISO 14001 at the level of a City ...

The development and implementation of an EMS at the level of a city is a complex task involving a myriad range of tasks and actors. UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre recommends three steps in extrapolating the ISO14001 to the level of the city:

Step 1:

Promotion of Eco-Office
  • Reduction of energy use
  • Reduction of water use
  • Reduction of solid wastes
  • Promotion of recycling
  • Green procurement
  • Conserving water and clean air
  • Appropriate control of chemicals

Step 2:

Promotion of Eco-Projects
  • Using e-friendly materials
  • Using e-friendly equipment
  • Accelerate use of recycled materials
  • Green public engineering works
  • Develop green technology
  • Promote greening

Step 3:

Green City Planning
  • Set ‘greenEguidelines for public works
  • Set ‘greenEguidelines for housing
  • Eenhance public transportation
  • Capacity building
  • Apply EMS to the whole city

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