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BE1103 Sustainable Development
Transcript of BE1103 Sustainable Development
Models of SD
Dimensions Of SD
Week 3 - Sustainable Development
Business steps up
The birth of Environmentalism
Rachel Carson writes 'Silent Spring'
Paul Erlich publishes 'Population Bomb'
Friends of the Earth established
National Environmental Policy Act passed in the US
The first Earth day held
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) established
Habitat, the UN Conference on Human Settlements
OECD Directorate of the Environment
Club of Rome publishes the controversial Limits to Growth
IUCN - World Conservation Strategy
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Our Common Future (Brundtland Report) published
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
WBCSD publishes 'Changing Course'
Rio Earth Summit held
ISO14001 Environmental Management
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
UN Millennium Development Goals
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Kyoto Protocol enters into force
Copenhagen climate negotiations.
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity final report
China begins shift to a “green economy.”
IPCC AR 05
“….development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” WCED 1987
“For the business enterprise, sustainable development means adopting business strategies and activities that meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders today while protecting, sustaining and enhancing the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.”
"Eco-efficiency is achieved by the delivery of competitively priced goods and services that satisfy human needs and bring quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout the life-cycle to a level at least in line with the earth’s carrying capacity."
Critique of SD
The use of various strategies for employing existing resources optimally so that that a responsible and beneficial balance can be achieved over the longer term. Within a business context, economic sustainability involves using the assorted assets of the company efficiently to allow it to continue functioning profitability over time.
The maintenance of the factors and practices that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis.
the ability of a social system, such as a country, to function at a defined level of social well being indefinitely.
BE1103 Sustainable Project Management
A brief history of sustainability....
“development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Sustainable Development is.....
"Critically reflect on the importance of considering sustainability in projects and evaluate appropriate methods and techniques for embedding sustainability into project management"
Is growth sustainable?
If growth is the fundamental cause of over-using nature, so can the cause of the problem be at the same time its solution?
Development = Growth
As nature has limits - and growth relies on nature - growth (development) must also be limited...
How do we achieve growth but at the same time work within our planetary limits?
This is the big question for business!
Critically appraise the drivers for incorporating sustainability into projects and project management
Derive and establish the benefits of adopting sustainable practices in the management of projects
Critically evaluate a range of approaches to incorporating sustainability principles into the management of projects.
Presented as an Academic Essay
The essay must be 3,000 words (+/– 10%)
Include citations and reference list
Submission Date: Thursday 5th December 2013
Full details available on blackboard