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  • Relationship Between Economic Development, Environmental Quality, And Social Equity

    evolving since 1972, when the first international community determined the correlation between quality of life and environmental quality at the “United Nations Conference on the Human Environment” in Stockholm. Gladwin et al. (1995) had stated that it was hardly possible to require a suitable definition of Sustainable development that fits every side of study and it is too board that it means everything. They also foresaw that “the notion of sustainable development will remain fuzzy, elusive, contestable, and/or ideologically controversial for some time to come” (Gladwin et al., 1995). However, in the global policy landscape, the concept of Sustainable development has been preliminarily sketched when the “Brundtland Report” (Brundtland, 1987) in the “United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development” (WCED) in 1987 stated “the accelerating deterioration of the human environment and natural resources and the consequences of that deterioration for economic and social development”. Therefore, a multitude of advanced political systems started to indicate the needs to address sustainable development issues across policy sectors to bolster environmental factors in decision making (Jordan & Lenschow, 2008). Furthermore, the “Earth Summit” in 1992 and, more lately, the “United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development” (known as “Rio+20”) in 2012 have emphasised the term considerably. A typical assertion is that the definition of Sustainable development was the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Sustainable Development

    In the 1980’s, there was a shift to a new kind of development often termed an alternate development. The establishment of the Brundtland Commission paved the pathway for future aggressive plans designed to combat the environmental problems being faced globally. (WCED,1987).Prior to the 1980s, economies were in the rebuilding phase and recovering from years of warfare, civil unrest and other social issues. These countries had a universal goal, economic recovery, regardless of the implications…

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  • Limitations Of Sustainable Development

    Seven years later in 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development published a report called Our Common Future that is also known as the Brundtland report. It included the most well-known definition of sustainable development: “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Drexhage and Murphy, 2). Here the term had evolved into something that protected the rights of the future generation, not only…

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  • Hope's Role In Pro-Environmental Environment

    CLIMATE CHANGE: HOPE’S ROLE IN PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS As climate change becomes an increasingly recognized serious issue, the need for environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) for young people and in schools is also becoming increasingly relevant. Traditional environmental education has aimed to help students better understand causes, impacts, and solutions to environmental issues and to inspire critical thinking around ethical issues, conflicts, and…

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  • City Of Minneapolis: Committee Of The Whole: Case Study

    City of Minneapolis: Committee of the Whole Planning Commission The City of Minneapolis City Planning Commission’s ‘Committee of the Whole’ is a meeting that occurs at Minneapolis City Hall twice per month. The objective of these meetings is to provide a public forum where City staff and project applicants can discuss proposals in an official forum outside of the public hearing process. My particular meeting occurred at 4:30 PM on September 22nd, 2016. The vice president of the Planning…

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  • California Accountancy Regulation

    The client must be informed in writing that a commission for professional services will be paid by a third party, identify the name of the third party, describe the CPA's relationship with the third party, and indicate the amount of the commission to be paid. The regulations impose these restrictions because commissions may give the CPA financial interests that are not compatible with the client's interests and the CPA's objectivity may be compromised. The CPA should make sure that they are…

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  • The Implications Of The EU Law-Making And Legislative System

    namely the Council of Ministers and the ‘unelected bureaucrats’ in the European Commission. However, this view misunderstands how the EU decision making and legislative process now operates. The competences of the EU institutions have altered because of a series of Treaty revisions, and subsequently the political balance of power in the EU has changed. Legislative…

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  • Nightingale Community Hospital Case Study

    A1. Compliance Status “Nightingale Community Hospital (NGCH) has a vision to be the preferred hospital of choice for patients, employees, physicians, volunteers, and the community.” Their “mission is to create a healing environment, with a passionate commitment to healthcare excellence.” (Nightingale Community Hospital Brochure, n.d., p. 2) NGCH’s four core values are Safety, Community, Teamwork, and Accountability. Nightingale Community, as well as other hospital organizations, is governed by…

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  • Roper V. Simmons Opinion Case Study

    Case name: Rankin v. McPherson, 483 U.S. 378 (1987) Facts: Ardith McPherson was appointed a deputy in the Constable’s office of Harris County, Texas, on January 12, 1981. Her duties were only clerical. On March 30, 1981, McPherson discussed with her boyfriend, and fellow employee, a report about an attempt to assassinate the President of the United States. She made the remark “If they go for him again, I hope they get him”. Her remark was reported to Constable Rankin, who fired McPherson, even…

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  • Jesus And His Ministry Essay

    Many scholars have wondered if sources other than the Gospels recorded information about Jesus, His life and His ministry. This curiosity lead them to finding three main outside sources, Pagan sources, Jewish sources, and second- and third-century sources, that scholars have scrutinized to see if they contain information about Jesus that is not portrayed in the Gospels. Unfortunately, none of these outside sources provide much detail about Jesus and his ministry, however, some of them do mention…

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