Presentation on theme: "Factors that Contribute to Environmental Issues. Economic Consumerism and a desire for profit often creates scenarios where environment is compormised."— Presentation transcript:
Factors that Contribute to Environmental Issues
Economic Consumerism and a desire for profit often creates scenarios where environment is compormised
Political Governments have not always been proactive in their efforts to protect and preserve the environment and are reluctant to interfere with industry and businesses in their juristiction
Social Rampant demand for consumer goods has produced a society where little consideration has been given to the negative impact of the environment of this behaviour
Positive ways that these factors can address the environment
Economic Companies and corporations voluntarily engage in “green” practices to gain competitive advantages with an increasingly environmentally conscious consumers; businesses in the fossil- fuel energy sector begin to move to zero- emissions and renewable fuel sources
Political Governments enact legislation which – Safeguard critical environmental resources – Proactively averts potential environmental problems
Social Consumer behaviour favors projects and services that are environmentally sustainable., thus displacing non sustainable goods and services
Sustainability What is sustainability?
"Sustainability is an economic state where the demands placed upon the environment by people and commerce can be met without reducing the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations.” It can also be expressed in the simple terms of an economic golden rule for the restorative economy: leave the world better than you found it, take no more than you need, try not to harm life of the environment, make amends if you do."