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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What is the definition of environmental ethics?
- What are some examples of environmental justice?
- How does an environmental impact statement work?
- What steps are involved in environmental decision making and planning?
- What are the goals and processes associated with environmental legislation?
- How are future energy, pollution and population issues expected to affect the environment?
1. What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues
Environmental Justice is a movement focused on ensuring no people suffer due to having to live in an unsafe, unclean environment. Explore the definition of this concept through examples of the issues and principles behind environmental justice.
2. Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components
Environmental planning considers the impacts on the natural environment that human development projects have. Learn the components that inform the decision-making process and how examples can sometimes lead to a win-win for humans, and the environment.
3. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline
Environmental legislation is the set of laws and regulations that protect air quality, water, wildlife, and environmental health. Explore the timeline of environmental legislation, as well as the development, goals, and impact of the National Environmental Policy Act.
4. What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements & Example
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document outlining potential risks of impact to the environment when undertaking any project. Learn the relationship to the NEPA, the purpose, and an example of the requirements of presenting a legitimate EIS.
5. Environmental Full Cost Accounting: Definition & Example
Environmental full-cost accounting is a financial process used to determine the cost of an activity to the economy, environment, public health, and society at large. Explore the definition and examples of environmental full-cost accounting, and discover the benefits and challenges of using the approach in an example.
6. National Income Accounts and The Environment: Definitions & Limitations
National income accounts provide data on economic indicators, such as the total amount of monies held in savings accounts or the total amount of monies paid in salaries and wages. Learn the definition of national income accounts such as gross domestic product (GDP), and recognize their limitations. Understand that when assessing economic health, national income accounts may ignore factors such as environmental degradation.
7. The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution
The marginal cost of pollution determines the environmental effect per unit produced. Explore the economics of pollution, marginal abatement costs, and the optimum pollution found at the equalization of marginal benefits and costs.
8. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits
Incentive-based regulatory approaches apply benefits to the behavior intended, which increases the motivation to take action. Learn the command, control, and incentive-based regulatory approaches, and the use of environmental taxes, subsidies for pollution control, and tradable permits.
9. World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies
World trade rules and environmental policies are guidelines put into place to reduce trade barriers between nations and protect the environment. Learn about environmental policies & how the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulates international trade.
10. Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution
Thermal pollution refers to how our actions affect bodies of water. Dive in to understand the causes and effects of this important environmental topic.
11. Environmental Virtue Ethics: Hursthouse & Sandler
Philosophers have long been concerned with ethics and what it means to do the right thing. In this lesson, we'll talk about virtue ethics, which is all about how people make virtuous choices, especially regarding humans' relationship to the environment.
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