By John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer
This publication offers a wealthy resource of knowledge with greatest influence and minimal muddle. precisely a thousand evidence are lined by way of a hundred themes, every one with 10 key issues that offer an easy yet memorable deal with at the topic. attention-grabbing info panels in addition to prolonged captions magnify this speedy hearth technique.
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Could we save natural resources (water resources) by changing some of our behaviours? Editor’s note: These ideas are further expanded in Chapters 4 and 6. indd 14 30/8/07 11:58:18 AM Introduction—Mobilising local and global networks 15 India—Shyam Asolekar The following declaration was made on 20 January 2005, by more than 800 learners, thinkers and practitioners from over 40 countries, engaged in education for sustainable development, at the Education for a sustainable future conference held at the Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad, India.
This view adds a practical dimension to the ‘head and heart’ construct. 1) provides a practical approach to dealing with causes and consequences. 1 Adaptive capacities of nature to climate change Sector Potential impact Potential adaptation Comment Water resources Increased drought and floods, changed water cycle patterns Management, recycling, desalination plants Climate change may shift the pattern Coastal ecosystems Salinity of coastal wetlands, catchment and biodiversity loss, invasion of exotic plants Management of inputs, coral protection, effluent treatment Growth in coastal population areas adds more environmental stress Horticulture Seasonal ripening patterns disturbed, new diseases and pests Management including relocation, pesticides, increased efficiencies, changing enterprises Climate change may cause food shortages.
Defining sustainable development The term ‘sustainable development’ was employed for the first time in 1972, on a report to the Club of Rome entitled The limits to growth written by a group of American scientists from MIT (Meadows et al. 1972). The group analysed the basic factors that could limit the growth on the planet: population, agricultural production, natural resources, industrial production and pollution. They concluded that: if the present growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution, food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within the next one hundred years.
1000 Facts Planet Earth by John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer