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Below is a sample breakdown of the Environmental Issues in Business chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Ethics and environmental legislation||Definition of human values and environmental ethics and their effect on sustainability; meaning of environmental legislation and discussion of the National Environmental Policy Act|
|Tuesday||Benefits of regulation; sustainable development||Costs and benefits of environmental regulation; meaning, impact and obstacles to sustainable development|
|Wednesday||Ecologically sustainable organization||Stages to become ecologically sustainable, steps businesses can take to reduce environmental damage and promote sustainability|
|Thursday||Economics of pollution; regulatory approaches||Marginal cost of pollution abatement, marginal cost of pollution, optimum amount of pollution; environmental taxes, tradable permits|
|Friday||Ecosystem threats; environmental management||Business' damage to ecosystems. sustainable development , global warming and ozone depletion; benefits of effective environmental management|
1. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems
Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.
2. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline
Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.
3. Costs & Benefits of Environmental Regulation
Environmental regulation provides protection to society regarding environmental hazards. Economists continue to debate the costs and benefits of regulation on businesses. This lesson we will examine both some added costs and benefits of regulation and their impact.
4. Sustainable Development: Definition, Obstacles & Impact
Let's discuss the idea of sustainable development. Then, let's looks at the obstacles involved with developing the world's economy to meet the needs of the present without hurting future generations. After the video, test what you learned through our practice quiz.
5. Stages of Becoming an Ecologically Sustainable Organization
The business community has an interest in reducing ecological damage. In this lesson, you will learn the stages through which firms progress as they become more sustainable.
6. The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution
There is an optimum amount of pollution where marginal benefit equals the marginal cost of pollution. Learn how marginal cost, marginal abatement cost and marginal benefit are considered when determining the optimum amount of pollution in this lesson.
7. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits
An incentive-based regulatory approach aims to reduce environmentally-harmful pollutants by offering inducements to polluters who limit their emissions. Learn how environmental taxes and tradable permits are utilized to help protect the environment.
8. Businesses' Major Threats to Earth's Ecosystem
Businesses are a major threat to the earth's ecosystem. Some businesses are not supporting sustainable development and are causing enormous damage to the earth's ecosystem. Let's take a look at the damage.
9. Benefits of Effective Environmental Management in Businesses
Businesses have to determine the best ways to manage environmental issues. In this lesson, we will discuss the benefits of environmental management and how effective environmental management makes firms more competitive.
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