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Environment Ethics


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Environment Ethics

  1. 1. Business Ethics XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  2. 2. Environmental Ethics The discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings and also the value and moral status of the environment and its non human contents. It considers the ethical relationship between humans and the environment. XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  3. 3. Environmental Ethics Principles Every life form is unique, and has intrinsic value, regardless of its perceived value to humans. • We should have a profound respect for Nature. We must maintain a harmonious relationship with other species. • Everyone should take responsibility for his impact on nature. • Local and indigenous environmental knowledge should be respected. • We must plan for the long term. XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  4. 4. <ul><li>Loss due to environmental pollution </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  5. 5. Environment news <ul><li>1998 is warmest year recorded since 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>14.6 million hectares of natural forest are lost each year. </li></ul><ul><li>22% of world’s carbon emission is produced by 5% of the </li></ul><ul><li>world population. </li></ul><ul><li>Banded species of snails have completely disappeared due </li></ul><ul><li>to global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Few rabbit species are disappearing slowly due to global </li></ul><ul><li>warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental news from Wikipedia accessed on 17 th Nov, 7pm </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  6. 6. XIDAS- Xavier Institute Air pollution from smoke and various chemicals kills 3 million people a year, according to a new Cornell study
  7. 7. XIDAS- Xavier Institute With 1.2 billion people lacking clean water, waterborne infections account for 80 percent of all infectious diseases.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Climate-change disasters kill around 300,000 people a year and cause about $125 billion in economic losses, mainly from agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>Refrence- from agriculture. </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
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  10. 10. XIDAS- Xavier Institute The Mountain of Niyamgiri is protected under Section.18 of the Indian Wildlife Act as an area of extraordinary natural beauty. More than 75% of the hill is covered by thick forests, It has more than 300 species of plants and trees, Including 50 kinds of medicinal plants. Vedanta
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>Video clipping on environmental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster </li></ul></ul></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  12. 12. <ul><li>MANTHAN </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a mind </li></ul><ul><li>it matters……… </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  13. 13. Green Page <ul><li>Nature is my mother, I will protect her.- Sitakant </li></ul><ul><li>There will be positive and holistic growth if each individual will understand their stewardship towards the environment.- Arun </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your suggestion can make a difference in future” </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  14. 14. Environmental problems Air Pollution. Water Pollution. Land degradation. Acid rains. Depletion of ozone layer. Deforestation. Environmental disaster. Global warming. XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  15. 15. Environmental Legislation <ul><li>Environmental legislation intends to control environmental degradation which has become a very serious issue in recent years and to improve quality and health of the inhabitants. </li></ul><ul><li>Need of Environmental legislation: </li></ul><ul><li>Exploitation of Nature and Natural Resources by man for centuries; </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Industrialization; </li></ul><ul><li>Population Explosion; </li></ul><ul><li>Uncontrolled Population; </li></ul><ul><li>Deteriorating Quality of life; </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  16. 16. Environmental Acts in India <ul><li>The Air (Prevention & Control of pollution) Act, 1981, amended in 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>The Water (Prevention & Control of pollution) Act, 1974 amended in 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>The Hazardous Waste Act, 1989. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. </li></ul><ul><li>The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 amended in 1988. </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  17. 17.   Responsibilities under the Act <ul><li>Not to exceed the standards of pollution prescribed by central government; </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguards in handling hazardous substances as per prescribed procedures; </li></ul><ul><li>Information of accident caused by excess limits of pollution or pollutants or due to unforeseen events causing pollution; </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to mitigate the environmental pollution. </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  18. 18. Other provision Environmental Clearance: Notified industries such as cement, chemical fertilizers, oil and gas, and power plants with investment exceeding Rs. 50 crore are required to get environmental clearance. Environmental audit report: Every industry has to submit “Environmental Audit Report” in the prescribed form on or before 15 th may every year. The report is to be signed by the industry and not by any auditor. XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  19. 19. References Balachandran V., Chandrasekaran V., Corporate governance and social responsibility, PHI Learning Ltd. New Delhi. ethics, Accessed on 12/11/2009 WWW., Accessed on 13/11/2009, 5:30 p.m. XIDAS- Xavier Institute
  20. 20. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Go Green </li></ul><ul><li>Live healthy </li></ul>XIDAS- Xavier Institute Ashish Kumar Barnwal Pankaj Kumar