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1 CVEN3701 Workshop – Week 1 Ecologically Sustainable Development Environmental Impact Assessment Principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development CVEN3701_Week01_LECTURE_ESD_EIA listed the following principles of ESD 1. principle of sustainable use of natural resources 2. principle of integration (integrating environmental concerns with economic goals) 3. precautionary principle 4. inter-generational 5. intra-generational equity 6. conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity 7. internalisation of external environmental costs 8. consideration of global issues Exercise 1 Consult these two documents (download from Moodle > CVEN3701 > Week 1 > Workshop): Preston 2007 Principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development.pdf EPAR 2000 - SCHEDULE 2 - Environmental Impact Statement.pdf Provide a one-sentence description of each of the ESD principles. Illustrate each principle with an example from an activity in your daily life, such as transport, nourishment, or housing. Which principles mentioned in the Preston 2007 document and in the lecture are missing in EPAR Schedule 2? Discuss with your neighbour(s) what the implications of this omission might be for assessing the environmental impacts of projects in a holistic way. Solution: No standard answer. The 'consideration of global issues' is not mentioned in either document. This principle has been added more recently as it is being increasingly recognised that many consumption and production activities are globally linked. For example, greenhouse gas emissions, land use (think e.g. about soy bean production in Brazil for animal fodder in Europe), water use (e.g. water use for cotton production in Kazakhstan for the production of T-Shirt in China that are sold to Australia).
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2 CVEN3701 Workshop – Week 1 Principle Description Example 1 Principle of sustainable use of natural resources “Harvesting resources at a rate lower than the regeneration rate” Recycling – conserving fossil fuel raw inputs Renewables rather than non-renewables… 2 Principle of integration
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