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Lecture 10

GOVN 400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Environmental Values

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GOVN 400

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Unit 10
o organizational citizen behaviours for the environment (OCBE)
In industrial and organizational psychology, organizational citizenship
behavioror organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) is a person's voluntary
commitment within an organization or company that is not part of his or her contractual
tasks.Organizational citizenship behavior has been studied since the late 1970s.
o traditional environmental knowledge (TEK)
Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) describes aboriginal, indigenous, or other forms
of traditional knowledges regarding sustainability of local resources. ...Traditional
knowledge is often used to sustain local populations and maintain resources necessary for
1. Critique the leadership role that municipalities play in addressing climate
2. List, describe, and evaluate the impact of three ways that individual citizens
might make to contribute to mitigate the challenges of climate change. One
example might be reusable shopping bags. What are other examples?
These behaviour changes by citizens can be categorized as either grassroots
initiatives, legislation prohibiting particular behaviour, or marketing
campaigns addressing moral and/or ethical behaviour.
3. Explain the importance that an individual leader’s environmental values and
awareness has on an organization’s greening.
4. Analyze the importance of traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) as a
contributor to addressing the challenges of climate change.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) published a discussion
paper in May 2016 that provides an overview aligning the principles
with commitment (CAPP 2016). These principles include building
understanding, human rights, respecting culture and traditions, free, prior
and informed consent and economic sustainability.
The goal of sustainable development is congruent with indigenous
knowledge. The appropriate way to include TEK is to invite the knowledge
keepers to the table. UNDRIP and its acceptance by 140 signatory nations
signifies a commitment to a new approach that recognizes TEK, respects
the right of native peoples to be consulted when environmental matters are
under discussion.
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