Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: A Casebook for by H J Taback

By H J Taback

''The environmental specialist needs to be expert to be moral, and extra importantly, educated via widespread participatory workshops with genuine international situations as a way to make the fitting offerings whilst confronted with environmental dilemmas. This ebook serves as a reference and a source casebook that would current present genuine global events and supply views to varied environmental eventualities. It provides Read more...

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An environmental professional is often engaged to perform a task with another uninformed professional not experienced in dealing with environmental issues. That person may be a client or department manager in the same firm and may express strong opinions regarding the requested assistance. It is important that both professionals respect each other’s opinions as they develop a plan of action and executing it. The environmental professional, for example, may have expertise in sampling emissions, but the client representative may better understand the process parameters that need to be controlled and recorded to obtain the maximum value from the test.

The result was that true investors looking for long-term value, as well as long-term employees, saw their investments and lifetime savings evaporate. Unethical behavior from any sphere provides a lesson.  The tobacco industry and its collusion in hiding the health effects and use of nicotine to promote addiction comes to mind as the best known example of cheating in the environmental, health, and safety sphere. Finally, the Bernard Madoff multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme was revealed in 2008. His success was predicated on investors receiving abnormally high and quick returns without questioning his methods.

In the context of ethics that relate to sustainability and environmental conservation, dharma in Hinduism provides one of the best definitions of values to draw from. Rooted in the Sanskrit word dhr, dharma means sustain. It encompasses principles, rules, morals, and duties of individuals, society, and the ecosystem. … In the Hindu legal literature, dharma conveys the same meaning as ethical, reasonable and equitable used in western legal literature. The concept of dharma is more profound than the prevailing broader concepts of duty and ethics.

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