The paper 'The Main Areas of Pollution in Abu Dhabi' is a wonderful example of an environmental studies term paper. Environmental conservation is a major concern to many nations and towns. Environmental management is a global issue that has to be tackled to reduce environmental depletion and its related consequences. One of the regions that are exposed to environmental depletion is Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is located in the United Arab Emirates and is the largest among the seven groups that form the Emirates. Abu Dhabi is growing at a faster rate through industrialization.
Industrialization comes with environmental pollution, which is a common phenomenon in any developing or developed country. The main areas of pollution in Abu Dhabi revolve around the vast oil reserve and oil-related factories (British Petroleum Company 1991). Thus, the government has laid down various regulatory authorities such as the Civil Defence to address environmental concerns. However, the Civil Defence is a body that collectively protects the public from diverse causes, thus environmental management is just part of the protection concern. This paper presents an environmental management plan that revolves around a theoretical framework: Natural Capitalism.
This is one of the many theories that have been advanced to manage the environment. Abu Dhabi's safety concerns are managed by the Civil Defence and are entitled to keeping the citizens and other people safe. Among other things, the Civil Defence reduces risks that are associated with hazards and assisting at the time of emergency, which revolves around fire and safety measures. From this perspective, the Civil Defence of Abu Dhabi lacks the capability of managing the environment. The development of environmental management plans should be incorporated into the Civil Defence and the Local Authority of the area.
The plan should put into consideration measures that will ensure that the environmental management plan attains the ISO 14001 certification (Jordan Environmental Management 2008). Many theories are in place that tries to advance environmental management. However, the appropriate theory that should be applied should bring into consideration constrictions that prevent its efficiency and providing a framework that ensures future efficiency is in place. The plan that should be developed should bring into consideration the current capabilities and provisions to the management of the environment and the status of the environment.
Moreover, the plan should put into consideration the preferences of stakeholders in ensuring that the ISO certification is achieved and the benefits of the certification are maximized (Environment Agency 2006). Natural Capitalism is the most appropriate in ensuring that environmental management concerns are brought into consideration through four pillars. The four pillars of Natural Capitalism revolve around re-use, efficient utilization of resources, the importance of quality rather than quantity, and natural capital investments. Abu Dhabi produces the highest amounts of wastes per capita of about 730 kilograms.
These high amounts of wastes can be reduced through the implementation of Natural Capitalism a route towards the achievement of ISO 14001. Natural Capitalism ensures that the environmental management system (EMS) is included in the Civil Defence, thus managing the entire environment. Application of Natural Capitalism will ensure that the resources and other means are in place so that the environment is put into for front in every aspiration that the community and business sectors want to implement (ReVelle 2002).
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