Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

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Nature Conservancy

Help companies include the monetary value of natural capital in goals and strategies.

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Eco efficiency

Finding ways to create economic value with less harmful impacts.

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Negligence

damage caused by deliberately acting unreasonably.

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Property owners

agree to protect the land from development and harmful activities.

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Class action suit

civil suit filed by a group.

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The Tragedy of the Commons

Depletion or degradation of a potentially renewable resource to which people have free and unmanaged access

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Policies

Set of laws and regulations

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The reversibility principle

Avoid decisions that cannot be reversed

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The net energy principle

Avoid low net energy yields

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The precautionary principle

Take precautionary measures

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The prevention principle

Help prevent problems from occurring

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The environmental justice principle

No person should bear an unfair burden

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Environmental law

Body of laws and treaties that broadly define what is acceptable environmental behavior

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Injunction

court hearing

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Class action suit

civil suit filed by a group

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Negligence

damage caused by deliberately acting unreasonably

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Statutes of limitation

Limit the length of time a plaintiff can sue

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NRDC

Goes to court to stop environmentally harmful practices

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Eco-efficiency

Finding ways to create economic value with less harmful impacts

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Nature Conservancy program

Help companies include the monetary value of natural capital in goals and strategies

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