Presentation on theme: "Globalization Affecting Atlantic Canadians. What is Globalization? Globalization is: is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies,"— Presentation transcript:
What is Globalization? Globalization is: is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology.
Globalization Begin to think about the benefits of globalization as well as the challenges it brings to the world. Example… Mass Media, Travel, Consumerism, computers, multinational corporations
Mass Media Allows citizens to see how the world is changing in response to global forces Enables citizens to help shape these changes Consumers see exploitive tendencies of a company in another region may respond by boycotting products and forcing the company to take action. Responsiveness of globalization includes ethical, economic dementions
Developed Countries A developed country, (AKA… industrialized country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC)), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.
Developing Countries a country having a standard of living or level of industrial production well below that possible with financial or technical aid; a country that is not yet highly industrialized.
Sustainable able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources able to last or continue for a long time
Sustainable Development Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainable Development BenefitsChallenges Economic The competitive nature of the global marketplace facilitates efficiency and innovation making better use of Earth’s Resources Corporate motives to maximize profits can result in unsustainable practices that may have irreversible negative ecological and human effects Environmental Social Cultural
Sustainable Development BenefitsChallenges Economic Environmental The spread of ideas/ improvements in agriculture has helped to promote sustainable practices The cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions are affecting Earth’s climate in a manner where we are unable to fully anticipate the net impact on Earth in the long term, thus potentially threatening all life Social/ Culture
Sustainable Development BenefitsChallenges Economic Environmental Social/ Cultural The spread of ideas related to education, healthcare, and human rights have arguably helped to improve the quality of life for all The spread of dominant ideologies, which result in the emergence of a global culture, threatens the survival of the more fragile aspects of traditional cultures, which will result in a loss of diversity… one of the primary sources of innovation and creativity