GEOG 3490 Lecture Notes - Eco-Socialism, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Agenda 21

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23 Nov 2011
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The origins of sustainable development": the term sustainable development" can be traced back to the conservation movements of the mid- 19th century: established as a policy consideration on the world conservation strategy published by the world. 154 of text to see doyle and mceachern (1998) equate the term ecocentrism" with deep ecology", and its four main premises. 155 of text different approaches to development between dominant world- view" and deep. Strong belief in technology for progress and solutions: natural world is valued as a resource rather than possessing intrinsic value, belief in ample resource, favours the objective and quantitive, centralisation of power, encourages consumerism. Sense of wonder, reverence and moral obligation vis-a-vis the natural world. Recognises the rights" of nature are independent of humans. Recognises the subjective such as feelings and ethics. Favours local communities and localised decision making: encourages the use of appropriate technology.

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