Sustainable Development

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Extra Credit Opportunities ..\. .\Activities\Ed Begley flier.pdf Sept 26th at 7:30pm Bill Richardson Wednesday, October 5 / 7 pm / Loeb Playhouse The Challenges of U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in the 21st Century Governor Richardson will offer a perspective
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What is Sustainable Development? “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs“ UN Brundtland Commission
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What leads to differences in Sustainable Development? Socio- Economic Concerns Environmental Concerns
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Status Quo Recognize need for change, but only minor changes required Supporters = government, big business Solution- more development, economic growth Business drives sustainability Market-based reforms rather than regulations Privatization http://www.5min.com/Video/Fighting-the-Environm
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Unformatted text preview: Reform Gradual moderate change needed Technological changes integral Government should encourage businesses to make these changes Transformationist Radical change necessary Fundamental problem is how human society relates to the environment Social equity important Public UN Summits http://www.5min.com/Video/Agreements-of-the- Rio de Janeiro 1992- Agenda 21 Johannesburg 2002 Satisficing? Earth Summit 2012 The objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional Your Challenge...
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