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1 The Search for Common Sense at the Core of Policy Development Hari Srinivas Room: I-312 / International Environmental Policy

2 Sustainable Development Environment means different things to different people Environment as the Common Denominator International Environmental Policy

3 The environment is high on the agenda of many bilateral and multilateral meetings Environment as the Common Denominator Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy

4 A better understanding of the effects of changing environments and ecosystems has been developed. Environment as the Common Denominator Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy

5 Urban lifestyles and consumption patterns have far reaching and long-term effects The Master Culprit: Urban Environments Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy

6 The explosive growth of cities have brought with it a host of negative impacts The Master Culprit: Urban Environments Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy

7 The negative effects of urban areas have outweighed the relative advantages of agglomeration and centrality The Master Culprit: Urban Environments Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy

8 In this context, the key ingredient for sustainable development is The Master Culprit: Urban Environments Sustainable Development COMMON SENSE !!! International Environmental Policy

9 Localization (Scale), Contextualization(Situation) and Customization (Need) Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 1 International Environmental Policy

10 Homogeneity and Heterogeneity Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 2 International Environmental Policy

11 Cook-books V/s Nutrition Guides Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 3 International Environmental Policy

12 Skip, Hop and Side-step Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 4 International Environmental Policy

13 Eat an Elephant Bit-by-bit Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 5 International Environmental Policy

14 Asking the Right Questions Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 6 International Environmental Policy

15 The two ends of a telescope Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 7 International Environmental Policy

16 Man-on-the-Street Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 8 International Environmental Policy

17 The Left Hand does not know what the Right Hand is doing … Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 9 International Environmental Policy

18 Problems-behind-Problems (and Solutions-for-Solutions) Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 10 International Environmental Policy

19 Keeping the Forests And the Trees in View Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 11 International Environmental Policy

20 Jack of all Trades and Master of Quite-a-few Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 12 International Environmental Policy

21 The 200-page Manual Common sense as Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Lesson 13 International Environmental Policy

22 Looking Back to See the Future of Sustainability Ecological footprints need to be identified Global trends should be used to develop local environmental activities Partnerships need to be developed among all actors In-depth and intensive scientific research is needed Existing environmental management functions and actions need to be integrated Sustainable Development International Environmental Policy


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