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Wabe research paper hastimal 11-13, march,2010 Wabe research paper hastimal 11-13, march,2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome To the Presentation on A Research Paper On World Authority on Biodiversity & Environment’ at International Seminar on Sustainable Development On Date: 11-13March, 2010 Dr Mahesh Sonara, HA College of Commerce & Hastimal Sagara, GLS Institute of Commerce
  • Flow of the Presentation
    • Informal and unorganized efforts to deal with issues on environmental sustainability
    • Aim of the paper
    • What would be World Authority on Biodiversity & Environment ?
    • Most remarkable features of WABE
    • Objectives of WABE
    • Administrative Structure of WABE
    • Functions of WABE
    • Funds of WABE
    • The most urgent tasks before WABE
    • Unique Processes of WABE
  • Informal and unorganized efforts
    • Rallying, Demonstrations
    • Slogan shouting, banners
    • Conferences, meetings etc.
    • Environmental laws, resolutions
    • International level- Greenpeace, UNIPCCC
    • National Levels- Pollution Control Boards
    • NGOs
    • Ministry of Environment
    • There is an urgent need for institutionalizing such unorganized actions spread all over for concrete results to save mankind, mangroves and Maldives.
  • Aim of the research paper
    • To give a formidable framework with a holistic approach to the dangerously diverse viewpoints, programmes, policies, and researches, etc. on environmental issues.
    • Aims to creating a supreme level intergovernmental authority named ‘World Authority on Biodiversity & Environment’ to address the grave environmental challenges that have become a bitter reality.
    • WABE would aim at organising pro-environment campaigns spread world over under one umbrella to address them more united, effectively, and extensively.
    • It visualizes a pollution free world to guarantee the existence of live on earth for ever.
  • What would be WABE?
    • A legal entity to be established through consensus among members from both developed and developing worlds replacing the UNFCCC altogether.
    • It would consist of nations as its full fledged members and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on environmental issues as its half members (can be defined). Moreover, local governments and environmentalists of international repute would also be awarded elementary membership with no voting powers (but the latter can participate in other processes at different levels).
    • It would be committed to world climate exactly the way WTO is committed to international trade and ILO to labour welfare, etc.
    • It would act as a highly alert watch-dog omnipresent and ever ready to act or react and to reward or punish on pollution, green house effect, El Nino, etc.
    • It would have its headquarters located in one country but it would have one regional office situated in each continent (2 or more offices if continent is large). There would be country and state offices as well.
  • Administrative Structure of WABE
    • General Environment Council (GEC)
    • Executive Environment Council (EEC)
    • State Environment Authority (SEA)
    • Local Environment Council (LEC)
  • Most remarkable features of WABE
    • E-Courts (Environmental Courts)
    • Environment Revolution
    • Environmental Social Auditing [ESA]
    • WABE would ‘No Environment Cost’ (NEC) Certificates
    • ‘ Corporate Environment Responsibility’
    • E-Education (Environment Education)
    • Centre for Environment Knowledge & Innovation (CEKI)
    • Special Oxygen Zones (SOZ’s)
  • Objectives of WABE
    • WABE would bring all environment and biodiversity related to individuals, institution, government bodies and non-government organisation under one banner.
    • It would draft a World Environment Policy through consensus to be strictly implemented by nations.
    • It would ensure that national governments prepare their own National Environment Policy in accordance with the World Environment Policy.
    • To ensure sustainable development through Integrated Approach.
    • Reversal of phenomenon of global warming to meet the set environmental standards.
    • Creating a world fully based on clean technology and non polluting energy sources.
    • To sensitise communities towards climatic changes.
    • To ensure implementation of ‘polluters pay and get penalised principle’.
  • Functions of WABE
    • The most important task of WABE would be to bring all environment related programmes, policies and research under its own umbrella. It would provide a formal and organised look to the efforts scattered universally to save man and his liveable surroundings.
    • It would act as a powerful watch dog
    • It would encourage and reward those individuals and institutions or government who outperform others in improving the quality of air, water, soil, etc.
    • It would be empowered with judicial powers through various (multilaterally agreed) international environmental laws
    • It through governments, non governmental organizations and individuals would plan, prepare, implement and facilitate implementation of environment polic.
    • It would set carbon emission cuts targets before each country further each Country would set these target for its states, districts.
    • It would function as a knowledge hub completely devoted to environment.
  • Funds of WABE
    • All member countries would contribute to the corpus/funds of the WABE depending upon their size, national income, per capita income, etc.
    • In addition to this, charity organizations, environmentalists, wealthy individuals or others would also be encouraged to contribute towards the financial requirements of WABE.
    • The most urgent tasks before WABE
    • WABE would urgently undertake a survey to identify the places/islands/countries which are most likely to be the first victims of the rising sea levels in the immediate future due to rising temperature.
    • a) Small island nations.
    • b) Low lying areas.
    • c) Coastal plains.
    • d) Polar lives.
    • e) Coastal flora and fauna.
    • WABE would draft an environment policy specially meant for these identified places to deal with environment crisis that might strike in the near future.
    • Another crucial task before WABE would be categorising nations into one of the following categories, e.g.:
    • a) Biggest polluters.
    • b) Least polluters.
    • c) Medium scale polluters, etc.
    • E-Court (Environment Courts)
    • There would be a provision of e-courts (Environment courts) at different levels set up to settle disputes related to environmental laws.
    • The e-courts in the long run would have WABE’s own system of Environment Judiciary.
    • The E-courts would have judicial powers binding to all individuals and local and global associations.
    • Such courts would enjoy special status and dignity across nations and would have authority to impose penalty on the enemies of environment with any nationality.
    • Environmental Revolution
    • WABE would be initiating a unique but noble process called, ‘Environmental Revolution’.
    • Environmental Revolution means a universally organized peoples’ movement for a better environment.
    • Environmental Revolution would be a grass root initiative of the people but linked universally, fully supported and facilitated by governments.
    • It would be an apolitical , non violent and an all inclusive mass movement
    • It would be brought through peaceful means like campaigning, awareness programmes, environmental education, etc.
    • No Environment Cost (NEC) Certificates
    • Every developmental project would be compulsorily evaluated to assess its environmental costs.
    • A certificate called ‘No environment Cost (NEC)’ would be issued for a project.
    • The NEC certificate would state a grade to each project. Every development project will have to get a grade permissible under environmental laws.
    • And in case a project fails to meet the required environmental standards, would not be legally permitted for its implementation.
    • An existing project would also be required to submit its renewed NEC certificate periodically to ensure its environmental sustainability.
    • Environmental Social Auditing (ESA)
    • ESA means an evaluation of developmental project by the community/society keeping in mind its impact on environment. It is called so because the audit of the project would not be undertaken by the ‘expert group only’ but would also include the locals to do the same.
    • Through ESA, more environment friendly projects would be encouraged because the society at large would straight away reject the promises and tall claims made by self centred institutions and companies.
    • ESA would give a strong momentum to the environmental campaigning.
    • Corporate Environment Responsibility
    • On the lines of corporate environment responsibility (CER) but the former would be compulsory and binding to the large companies unlike the latter.
    • CER would aim at sensitizing the corporate world towards the importance of sustainable development.
    • companies would carry out responsibility by allotting some funds exclusively devoted for fulfilling their commitments towards a clean and stable environment.
    • E-Education (Environment Education)
    • A compulsory environment education for the students from the elementary schooling to university education level.
    • There would be a provision of creating SOZ s (on the lines of SEZ s) in all corners of the world.
    • The SOZ s would be legally reserved, totally, pollution free and exclusively oxygen full zones set up in every village, town and city across continents.
    • This would be a complex ecosystem artificially created by the collaborative efforts of the grass root administrative body and people to bring sustainable ecological balance.
    • The aim of SOZ would be to provide a Green Solution to the black problem of carbon emissions.
    • SOZ would be a small step taken locally as a part of giant leap taken globally towards saving the only life sustaining planet in our solar system.
    • Centre for Environment Knowledge & Innovation
    • CEKI would be an institutional set up located in different cities aimed at creating theoretically (but practically viable) new systems or models of preserving the nature.
    • CEKI would be encouraging and funding innovations in the fields of adoption of energy efficiency.
    • This would be an information bank and research centre focus on finding out ways for green production, clean technology and non-polluting energy sources, etc. suiting the geographical conditions of the area concerned.
    • Thank You