International Environmental Policy
The Search for Common Sense
at the Core of Policy Development
Hari Srinivas
Room: I-312 / 079-565-7406
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Environment as the Common Denominator
Environment means
different things to
different people
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Environment as the Common Denominator
The environment is high
on the agenda of many bilateral
and multilateral meetings
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Environment as the Common Denominator
A better understanding of
the effects of changing
environments and ecosystems
has been developed.
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
The Master Culprit: Urban Environments
Urban lifestyles and consumption
patterns have far reaching
and long-term effects
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
The Master Culprit: Urban Environments
The explosive growth of
cities have brought with it
a host of negative impacts
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
The Master Culprit: Urban Environments
The negative effects of
urban areas have outweighed
the relative advantages
of agglomeration and centrality
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
The Master Culprit: Urban Environments
In this context,
the key ingredient for
sustainable development is
COMMON SENSE !!!
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 1
Localization (Scale),
Contextualization(Situation) and
Customization (Need)
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 2
Homogeneity
and Heterogeneity
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Environmental
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Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 3
Cook-books
V/s
Nutrition Guides
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 4
Skip, Hop and
Side-step
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Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 5
Eat an Elephant
Bit-by-bit
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Environmental
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Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 6
Asking the Right
Questions
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 7
The two ends of
a telescope
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 8
Man-on-the-Street
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Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 9
The Left Hand
does not know what
the Right Hand is doing …
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Environmental
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Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 10
Problems-behind-Problems
(and Solutions-for-Solutions)
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 11
Keeping the Forests
And the Trees in View
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 12
Jack of all Trades and
Master of Quite-a-few
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Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
Common sense as Sustainability Policy
Lesson 13
The 200-page
Manual
International
Environmental
Policy
Sustainable Development
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
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