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ENBUS102 Lecture Notes - World Resources Institute, Agenda 21, European Anti-Fraud Office


Department
Environment and Business
Course Code
ENBUS102
Professor
Olaf Weber

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Intro to Environment
Intro to Business
13 September 2010
ENBUS-102
OLAF WEBER
oweber@uwaterloo.ca
EV1-332
Definitions
Key Events
Perspectives
Environment
What is the environment?
Nature, natural environment
Social, milieu (setting)
Surrounding conditions (integrating both nature and social)
Area in which something exists or lives
What is the value of nature?
Global GNP
o 18 trillion US dollars/year (Costanza et al. 1997)
Value of ecosystems/ year
o 33 trillion US dollars/year
60% Marine systems (majority coastal systems)
38% Terrestrial systems (majority from forest systems)
Definitions
Objects or the region surrounding anything
Conditions under which any person lives
Environment is everything which affects a living organism
o Miller and Hackett
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