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Global Sustainability Efforts - Chapter Summary
These environmental science study resources help you define and understand the applications of global sustainability efforts. As you work through the chapter, you'll find engaging lessons that break down current global environmental laws, worldviews, organizations and technologies. You'll also evaluate issues pertaining to sustainability in the developing world. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Compare and contrast Western and deep ecology environmental worldviews
- Identify major international treaties and laws related to the global environment
- Understand how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) help environmental sustainability
- Contextualize sustainability in developing nations
- Evaluate the uses of technology in sustainability
After you complete each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you've taken away important definitions and concepts. Our instructors are available to answer your questions, and you can navigate to specific lesson topics using your interactive course Dashboard feature. Finally, we've made the chapter accessible on any computer or mobile device so you can study whenever it's convenient.
1. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology
Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.
2. Global Environmental Law & International Treaties
We all share Earth's resources and must work together to protect them. There are many international laws and treaties dealing with environmental issues. In this lesson, we'll give you a brief introduction to some of the major ones you should know.
3. The Role of NGOs in Sustainability
This lesson will introduce the reader to non-governmental organizations, especially how they have become one of the forerunners in helping make this world a more sustainable place.
4. The Use of Technology in Sustainability
As the world population grows, the need for sustainability on all levels does as well. Every piece of waste counts as does every attempt to reduce waste and create sustainable lifestyles. Luckily one industry is growing as fast as the worlds population, the technology industry and its not just developing camera filters. Technology is helping to advance sustainability and monitor the effects it has on the environment.
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Other chapters within the ICSE Environmental Science: Study Guide & Syllabus course
- Environmental Science Overview
- Living Things in Ecosystems
- Ecosystem Cycles & Processes
- Kinds of Ecosystems
- Water Resources & Pollution
- Atmosphere, Climate & Air Pollution
- Soil & Land Pollution & Conservation
- Population Growth & Its Impact on Poverty
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Conservation Biology & Protecting Biodiversity
- Energy Use
- Overview of Waste & Waste Management
- Business, Trade & The Environment
- ICSE Environmental Science Flashcards