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2 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 1 The Natural Environment As Stakeholder Search the Web Valuable information for dealing with environ- mental stakeholders can be found at Enviro- Link Network’s web site:

3 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 2 Chapter Thirteen Objectives Discuss why natural environmental issues are complex Describe the eight major natural environment issues Describe the NIMBY environmental problem Discuss the roles that business and government play in environmental issues Explain the concept of environmental ethics

4 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 3 Chapter Thirteen Outline The Natural Environment Impact of Business on the Natural Environment Natural Environmental Issues Responsibility for Environmental Issues The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues Other Environmental Stakeholders Business Environmentalism The Future of Business Summary

5 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 4 Introduction to Chapter Thirteen Environment Carrying Capacity Entropy Ecosystem Niche Cycle Threshold Pollution Irreversibility Sustainability Important Environmental Terms

6 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 5 Business Impact on the Environment Debate Pollution vs. productivity

7 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 6 Eight Environmental Issues Ozone depletion Global warming Solid and hazardous wastes Fresh water quantity and quality Degradation of marine environments Deforestation Land degradation Endangerment of biological diversity

8 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 7 Other Environmental Issues Air/rain pollution Indoor air pollution Energy efficiency Toxic substances Radon pollution Noise pollution Atheistic pollution

9 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 8 Other Environmental Issues PollutantsHealth Concerns OzoneRespiratory tract and lung problems ParticulatesEye, throat and lung damage Carbon monoxide Cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases Silver dioxideRespiratory tract problems LeadBrain damage—especially in children Nitrogen dioxideRespiratory illness and lung damage Effects of Air Pollutants

10 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 9 Responsibility for Environmental Issues Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) Environmental ethics –Green values Life on earth to continue Natural justice should be done by all Pursue nonmaterial qualities of life –Other ethical theories

11 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 10 The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues Responses of Governments in Canada Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) – Policy goals Air quality legislation –National Ambient Air Quality Objectives (NAAQOs) –Canada-Wide Standards (CWSs)

12 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 11 The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues Responses of Governments in Canada Water quality legislation –Canada Water Act (1970) –Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999) –Fisheries Act –Navigable Water Protection Act –Yukon Waters Act and Northwest Territories Waters Act –Canada Shipping Act –Dominion Water Power Act

13 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 12 The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues Responses of Governments in Canada Land-related legislation –Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) focuses on pollution prevention and protection of the environment, human life, and health from the risks associated with toxic substances

14 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 13 The Role of Governments in Environmental Issues International Government Responses United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) –Montreal Protocol –Kyoto Protocol

15 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 14 Other Environmental Stakeholders Interest groups include: Radicals Mainstreamers Accommodators

16 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 15 Other Environmental Stakeholders Green consumers Green employees Green investors

17 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 16 Other Environmental Stakeholders Protecting of the biosphere Conserving natural resources Conserving energy Reducing waste Using safe products and services Restoring the environment Committing management to the environment Auditing and reporting environmental progress CERES Principles

18 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 17 Business Environmentalism Use of corporate examples Environmental and financial performance Systematic business responses to the environmental challenges: –Generic management decision-making tools –Cost-benefit analysis –Risk management –Strategic environmental management

19 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 18 Future of Business: Greening or Growing? Two Important Questions Can the earth support a high consumption Western lifestyle? If not, what are the implications for business and how can business respond?

20 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 19 Acid rain Air pollution CERES Principles Clean Water Act Cost-benefit analysis Deforestation Energy inefficiency Environment Green values Greenhouse effect ISO Kyoto Protocol Montreal Protocol Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY) Ozone Selected Key Terms

21 © 2005 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited. 20 Selected Key Terms Risk management Soil erosion Strategic Environmental Management Toxic substances


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