Environmental Legislation and Management Systems

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Environmental legislation and Management Systems[edit | edit source]

Have you read the course overview on Web Victory yet ? [1]

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Unit Co-Ordiantor Jonathan Wooldridge

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Our room is available in the area called online Universities.

Procedures[edit | edit source]

1. Download the software paltalk [3]

2. Use this free service

3. Log in and find the room

4. talk to each other

5. JayJitsu is your online fascillitator

6. Where you see an @ symbol infront of a name, this is an administrator.

7. If you enjoy this type of learning I will make you an admin and give you a H@T (The HAT sign)

Question 1

A campaign for an International court for the environment ‘ICE

Question 2

Suggest ways that organisations could support NGO’s in addressing local environmental concerns.

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SET UP YOUR ONLINE STUDY GROUP[edit | edit source]

AND MAKE A TIME AND DATE FOR A TUTORIAL

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TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL COURT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT[edit | edit source]

Points for discussion. (FEEL FREE TO ADD COMMENTS TO THIS PAGE)

 * What are current problems related to this topic in the world? Please identify at least two.
 * What has caused these problems to exist in the world? Please identify at least two
   causes for each problem.
 * What has the government done in attempting to resolve those problems?
 * What is the position of your Country on those problems?
 * What is the possible position of other countries in your committee on those problems?
   Consider at least two other countries.
 * How could an International Court for the Environment a proposition to the
   United Nations resolve those problems? Making sure that your solution(s)
   are consistent with your country’s position

AFTER USING THE ONLINE DEBATE OR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH, RETURN TO THIS PAGE AND MAKE YOU ADDITIONS.

IF YOU ARE THE FIRST THEN IT WILL BE UP TO YOU TO SET THE STANDARD !

HAVE FUN !!!!!!!

SPEND AS LONG AS YOU WANT ON IT, AND AIM TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF ISSUES, OBSTACLES and CONFLICTS
SO THAT YOU MAKE A GOOD JOB OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

Guidance on how to generate a position paper.[edit | edit source]

Edit this document as many times as you wish, put in relevant details and challenge each other.

define your public policy question (a public concern)

 * Is it a real issue, with genuine controversy and uncertainty?
 * Can you distinctly identify two positions?
 * Are you personally interested in advocating one of these positions?
 * Is the issue narrow enough to be manageable?
 * Analysing an Issue and Developing an Argument

Provide an overview of the most current scientific understanding of the issue in question;

 * Who is your audience?
 * What do they believe?
 * Where do they stand on the issue?
 * How are their interests involved?
 * What evidence is likely to be effective with them?
 * In determining your viewpoint, ask yourself the following:
 * Is your topic interesting?
 * Can you manage the material within the specifications set by the instructor?
 * Does your topic assert something specific and propose a plan of action?
 * Do you have enough material to support your opinion?

Examine the key trends within the issue and, where applicable, cross-links with other issues, and the significance of those trends;

Describe the efforts of governments, industry, and others in addressing the issue of concern;

Include any indicators that track key trends in the issue being addressed, making use of relevant existing national environmental indicators.

The following has been included to jog your memory about the ELMS question.

Question 1

A campaign for an International court for the environment ‘ICE’ has been gaining momentum around the globe, with the overall aim of suggesting a mechanism for the enforcement of appropriate International law and the development of International legal standards designed to prevent further destruction of our natural environment.

Discuss the ICE proposal and critically evaluate the recommendations.

THINK : To critically evaluate you may wish to make use of the questions used above for developing a position paper.

BUZZ WORDS : Problems with Policy implementation, Greening supply chains, Reducing the burden of legislation, Using ISO 14001, Aspects and impacts considerations, accountability, best practice, pro active rather than reactive considerations, transparency, reducing unecessary complexity.

Question 2

Suggest ways that organisations could support NGO’s in addressing local environmental concerns.

BUZZ WORDS : Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance, Forming alliances, Partnerships, Skills Sharing,consensus.

DONT FORGET TO REFER TO YOUR UNIT : Systems thinking, Developing management plans.

Useful links

Net Regs [4]

Statutory Instruments [5]

The Environmental Law Foundation [6]

European Summaries of Legislation [7]

Journals [8]

Health and Safety Journals [9]

Online dissertations [10]

Description

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Source

Facebook Groups

Date

08/09/2009

Author

Jonathan Wooldirdge

Permission
(Reusing this file)

Public Domain