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BE1103 Global Environmental Issues

BE1103 Sustainable Project Management 2013
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Transcript of BE1103 Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues
Climate change
What is it?
Biodiversity Loss
Poverty and Inequality
Energy Security
Implications...
How do we know its happening?
So what?
What can we do about it?
Why is it happening?
Wait - this is our fault?
What is it?

How do we know its happening?
Why is it happening?
So what?

Feedback Loops

Biodiversity loss and climate Change
Biodiversity loss and Economics
Protecting Areas
Preventing Species Introductions
Informing/Educating
Climate Change Mitigation
Sustainable Development

What can we do about it?

Over 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day

Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day

1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world)

640 million live without adequate shelter

400 million have no access to safe water


How do we know its happening?
So What?
http://www.oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk/your-health/health-promotion/older-people/documents/Keepingwarminwinter2008-09.pdf

“Residents with bedroom temperatures at 21°C are 50% less likely to suffer depression and anxiety than those with temperatures of 15°C.”


Oil and other fossil fuel depletion

Reliance on foreign sources of energy

Energy demand from advancing developing countries

Environmental issues, in particular climate change

Energy insecurity risks fueling conflict


What is energy security?
WTF is the IPCC?
"It is extremely likely [95 percent confidence] more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010 was caused by the anthropogenic increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and other anthropogenic forcings together."
IPCC AR5
It’s a scientific group set up in 1988 by two divisions of the United Nations. The goal was to form a body that would provide policymakers with trusted, cutting-edge information about climate change.
209 - the number of lead authors who worked on the full report.

600+ - the number of contributing authors to the full report.

1089 - the number of self-appointed expert reviewers of the full report.

9,200 - the number of scientific publications cited in the full report.

54,677 - the number of comments made on the full report by the group of self-appointed expert reviewers.
The IPCC assesses the body of published climate science, highlights the most important findings, and shares its findings in assessment reports available to anybody who cares to read them
Economic incentives
Eradicate poverty
Good stewardship
What can we do about it?
What are the issues?
Increasing Demand for Energy
Economics of Oil
Where is the oil?
Rajendra Pachauri
Can we believe these reports?
97 percent - the consensus amongst climate experts and in the climate science literature that humans are causing global warming. The scientific evidence on this question is overwhelming.
What is poverty and inequality?


...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.


Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
What can we do about it?
Over 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day

Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day

1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world)

640 million live without adequate shelter

400 million have no access to safe water


What is poverty and inequality?


...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.


Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide
Income and Health
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Fracking?
Nuclear?
What can we do about it?
Smart Energy use?
Reduce Demand
Increase Efficiency
Diversify sources
What are the implication of these issues in your daily life?

What are the implications of these issues for business and PM?

What can business and PM do to address these issues?
More on this in future lectures....
Pachauri, R.K. and Reisinger, A. (Eds.) (2007) Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Available at: http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/syr/en/contents.html

TEEB (2009) The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policy Makers – Summary: Responding to the Value of Nature 2009. Available at: http://www.teebweb.org/ForPolicymakers/tabid/1019/Default.aspx

Nunan et al (2002) ‘Poverty and the Environment: Measuring the Links’ Department for International Development. Environment Policy Department Issue Paper No.2. Available at: http://www.unep.org/civil_society/GCSF8/pdfs/pov_env_measuringlinks.pdf

Winstone, R., Bolton, P. & Gore, D. (2007) Energy Security. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/42. Available at: www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2007/rp07-042.pdf

Suggested Reading
Barrow, C.J. (2006) Environmental Management for Sustainable Development 2nd ed. Oxon: Routledge

Brundtland, G.H., (1987) Our Common Future: The World Commission on Environment and Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colantonio, A., (2007) Social Sustainability: An Exploratory Analysis of its Definition, Assessment methods, Metrics and Tools, 2007/01: EIBURS Working Paper Series, European Investment Bank. Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brooks University.

Desai, P (2010) ‘One Planet Communities: A real-life guide to sustainable living’, Wiley: Chichester.

Goodland, R., Herman, D. (1996) ‘Environmental Sustainability: Universal and Non-Negotiable’, Ecological Applications 6 pp. 1002-1017.

IISD (2011) What is Sustainable Development?, International Institute for Sustainable Development. Available at: www.iisd.org/sd/

Khalili, N.R. (2011) Practical Sustainability: From Grounded Theory to Emerging Strategies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Suggested Reading
BE1103 Sustainable Project Management
Dr Alex Hope
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