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Divergent Thinking about Population & Resources


Describe and explain divergent thinking about population and resource consumption trends

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Divergent Thinking about Population & Resources


Describe and explain divergent thinking about population and resource consumption trends

PESSIMISTIC VIEWS - MALTHUSIAN & NEO-MALTHUSIAN VIEWS

  • Famous for 1798 essay “Principal of Population”

  • Increased food production > increased well-being

  • However, increased food production > increased population

 

NEO-MALTHUSIAN VIEWS

 

OPTIMISTIC VIEWS - ESTHER BOSERUP

 

BALANCED VIEWS - RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP

Environmental stewardship refers to responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices.

  1. Define environmental stewardship

  2. Explore the MSC web page below.

  3. Describe the problem with fishing, how the MSC is responding and the effect this is having.


CASE STUDY: POLE AND LINE FISHING IN INDONESIA

 
  1. Watch the intro videos

  2. Explain why trawler fishing is an unsustainable method

  3. Create a case study file explaining the strategies used to develop more sustainable fishing practices in Indonesia. Include images, maps, data.

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The Circular Economy


Explain the value of the circular economy as a systems approach for effective cycling of materials and energy

The Circular Economy


Explain the value of the circular economy as a systems approach for effective cycling of materials and energy

 

Investigate one of the examples below and share how the company has attempted to integrate the concept of a circular economy.

 
  1. Use the following search terms to research an area of your interest: “circular economy” AND “subject of your choice” e.g. “circular economy” AND “photography”

  2. Create a short presentation for the class explaining a circular model for an area of your interest

    Or

  3. Research the principles of a circular economy and apply this to an industry/area of your interest. Propose an idea for a circular model that does not yet exist.

TASK

 

Circular Fashion

 

Circular Bike Production

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Use the guide to evaluate the strengths of the circular economy models proposed.

To what extent do each of the proposals meet circular economy criteria?

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Sustainable Development Goals


Explain the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and progress made toward meeting them

Sustainable Development Goals


Explain the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and progress made toward meeting them