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View Resource NCSR: Environmental Ethics

A lecture-only course that uses current references to explore views on the human/nature relationship. Topics include definitions of environmental ethics, sustainability, "centrisms," "Green Politics," "Deep Ecology," "The Land Ethic," and conflict analysis, with additional highlights on American-Indian perspectives and value systems. Emphasis is placed on analysis of scientific evidence in the...

View Resource NCSE Recommendations for Improving the Scientific Basis for Environmental Decisionmaking

The National Council for Science and the Environment presented this report at the first National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment held during December 2000 with over 450 scientists and decision makers attending. The report is now available online from the National Library for the Environment. Contents of the report include recommendations on maintenance of biodiversity and...

View Resource Sustainable Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands

The phrase "sustainable development" may not seem to be an obvious fit for certain coastal regions and small islands, as development in these regions tends to be focused on tourism of the decidedly non-sustainable sort. Many of these areas are concerned about these trends, and working with UNESCO, they are growing more interested in creating policies that encourage sustainable development. As a...

View Resource Education for the Green Economy: Opportunities, Resources and Models

Sponsored by American Association of Community Colleges, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, Association for Career and Technical Education and Green For All, this website offers the PowerPoint and audio recording from a Green Economy webinar. It highlights different types of green jobs, professional development, certification, and curriculum...

View Resource Resilience Alliance

The Resilience Alliance is a research organization of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. The body of knowledge developed by the RA, encompassing key concepts of resilience, adaptability and transformability within the notion of a panarchy of adaptive cycles, provides a foundation for sustainable development...

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