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ENV310H5- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 38 pages long!)


Department
Environment
Course Code
ENV310H5
Professor
Barbara Murck
Study Guide
Final

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UTM
ENV310H5
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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ENV310 LEC 1
- Introduction
o Terminology
o What do we mean by the term sustainability
o Sustainability as a business megatrend
Fundamental and persistent shift required in how companies compete
Managers can no longer afford to ignore sustainability as a central factor in LT
competitiveness
Will touch every function of every company
o Course overview
Defining terms
Historical roots of the concept
Eco aspects of sustainability
Soc/cultural aspects of sustainability
Measuring sustainability
Sustainability indexes and indicators
Human development index
UN sustainable development goals
Practices and practitioners of sustainability
Corporations and industries
o Lifecycle assessment and eco design
Civil society and the NFP sector
o Theory of change
Municipal- and community-level initiatives
Campus and youth initiatives
Spiritual and religious communities
Voices of sustainability lectures
- Why define the terms?
o Lack of clarity
o Both terms (sustainability and sustainable development) are vague and malleable
Highly susceptible to being co-opted for antithetical purposes
o Language is the constructive of reality
Words shape how things actually are
The way we talk about things has implications for policies and actions, and thus
for daily life
- Sustainability vs sustainable development
o Sustainability = the goal
o Sustainable development = the process
o Sustainable process or activity that can be maintained without exhaust or collapse
o Development more difficult to define
Iprovig peoples lives
o Sustainable development - Development that meets the needs of the present, without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
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Anthropocentric focus focuses only on human needs
Utilitarian views other species, resources, env services as being for
human use
Not very specific leaves an awful lot of room for diff interpretations
Does not address implementation
Not clear on the intergenerational aspects how can we know what the
needs of future generations will be?
Promotes equitable, wise use of resources; does not address
environmental limits
No defiitio of developet
Not the first time the term was used, but the most influential
Not the only definition of sustainable development that was proposed by the
WCED World Commission on Environment and Development
- triple botto lie odel
o Soc, env and eco goals
o Sustainability happens when all of them merge together
o The 3 e env, economy and social equity
o Many people disagree the mickey mouse model bc economy is bigger than soc and
env
- three-legged stool model
o People, planet and economy are the 3 legs
o Env is the one broken
o Eco piece tends to be the one that survives
- Relationship bw sustainability and wellbeing
o 4 well-beings of community stability
Cultural
Economic
Env
Social
- 4 pillars of sustainability
o Separated soc and cultural
- Env primacy
o Triple bottom line and three pillars model
Env, soc and eco being compatible but autonomous
We have goals and can focus on all of them and achieve sustainable
development if we maximize all 3 of them
Given equal priority
Humans depend completely on the environment for survival
- Sustainability framework
o Sustainability as a nested hierarchy
- Weak sustainability
o Concept arising from ecological economics
2 diff concepts
Weak sustainability and strong sustainability
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