The work aims at presenting examples of efforts towards a more sustainable industrial development, starting from the industrial ecology theory widespread at international level by the Eco Industrial Parks and focusing the attention on a specific kind of industrial area, the Ecologically Equipped Industrial Area (EEIA), introduced in Italy by a law in 1998. EEIAs allow the coexistence of many companies that interact and adopt principles of the industrial ecology. The paper examines the way of managing an EEIA, with a particular focus on the check of the environmental aspects and the compliance with the environmental legal requirements. The necessity to define a management system of the area, as specific requirement of the EEIA, is satisfied by an environmental management system, in accordance with the European Regulation 1221/2009 EMAS - Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. It helps companies in the environmental management of processes and it envisages an “Environmental Declaration” that allows citizens to know the environmental profile of the company. Furthermore, considering that an EEIA occupies a portion of territory, it would be also possible to extend the environmental assessment to the landscape issue, by an Environmental and Landscape Management System (ELMS) that integrates the EMAS Regulation with the European Landscape Convention (ELC).

Environmental management: the Ecologically Equipped Industrial Area model

DUGLIO, STEFANO;PAIROTTI, MARIA BEATRICE;BELTRAMO, Riccardo
2015

Abstract

The work aims at presenting examples of efforts towards a more sustainable industrial development, starting from the industrial ecology theory widespread at international level by the Eco Industrial Parks and focusing the attention on a specific kind of industrial area, the Ecologically Equipped Industrial Area (EEIA), introduced in Italy by a law in 1998. EEIAs allow the coexistence of many companies that interact and adopt principles of the industrial ecology. The paper examines the way of managing an EEIA, with a particular focus on the check of the environmental aspects and the compliance with the environmental legal requirements. The necessity to define a management system of the area, as specific requirement of the EEIA, is satisfied by an environmental management system, in accordance with the European Regulation 1221/2009 EMAS - Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. It helps companies in the environmental management of processes and it envisages an “Environmental Declaration” that allows citizens to know the environmental profile of the company. Furthermore, considering that an EEIA occupies a portion of territory, it would be also possible to extend the environmental assessment to the landscape issue, by an Environmental and Landscape Management System (ELMS) that integrates the EMAS Regulation with the European Landscape Convention (ELC).
Participatory Rights in the Environmental Decision-Making Process and the Implementation of the Aarhus Convention: a Comparative Perspective
Duncker&Humblot
Schriften zum Internationalen Recht
Band 205
239
249
978-3-428-14613-0
Environmental Management, Industrial ecology
S. Duglio; M.B. Pairotti; R. Beltramo
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