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  • Sustainability Hyperlink to Introduction to Sustainability Video
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  • Introduction: Sustainability Changes to our environment Changes in human society
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  • An apple pie concept? What should be sustained? -All natural environments? -Useful natural environments? Concepts of sustainability
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  • Strong sustainability: preservation of the integrity of all ecological systems, species and natural resources (ecocentric outlook) Weak sustainability: Preservation of the ecosystem services (food, water, energy, clean air, etc) provided by ecosystems to humans (anthropocentric outlook) Concepts of sustainability BOOKLET- Types of Sustainability; Weak and Strong
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  • Sustainable development was defined in the Brundtland Report (1987) as: Concepts of sustainability development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs BOOKLET- What needs to be sustained? Watch the videos below before filling in the Sustainable Development Needs Table:- SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN THE NETWORKED SOCIETY FUTURE OF CONNECTED AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES
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  • Governments Stockholm Conference (1972) creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Rio Summit (1992) legal frameworks like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Convention on Biological Diversity Policies for sustainability
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  • Governments Laws: banning CFCs, or hunting whales
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  • Governments Taxes: Car taxes, congestion charges Tariffs: Plastic bags (5p) from 1 October 2011 Policies for sustainability
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  • Governments Incentives: money for returning bottles, insulating your home, or building alternative energy sources. Policies for sustainability BOOKLET- Protecting the Amazon activity How Brazil is tackling sustainability issues (links to video)- How Brazil is halting deforestation in the Amazon and a contrasting viewpoint; Impacts of new forest code on Amazon rainforest
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  • Policies for sustainability Corporations Johannesburg Summit (2002) partnerships between governments and businesses
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  • Corporations Carbon trading schemes: Assign a price to carbon dioxide emissions Give (or sell) companies permits to emit Allow companies to trade permits: those who emit less can sell spare permits; those who emit more will have to buy others permits This is intended to create a market for carbon emissions, improving the efficiency of carbon emission reductions Policies for sustainability
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  • Individuals Offsetting individual carbon emissions, recycling, buying green products, living sustainable lifestyles, and political activism BOOKLET- Ideas for Sustainable Living.
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  • What is being sustained? For how long? For what purpose? Where are we going? What will the world of the future look like? BOOKLET- Corporate Environmental Responsibility. Environmentally Sustainable; Corporate Social Responsibility Video