ERIC Number: ED250147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Industry's Task--To Keep Nature in Business.
Page, Garnet T.
This paper examines various areas related to industry's role in and awareness of the need to respect environmental considerations, both from the perception of the factors relevant to staying in business in the longer term, and the regulations and requirements formulated by governments, often in cooperation with the industrial sector concerned. They include: (1) goals and objectives of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program, evaluation of MAB activities, and Canadian involvement in the MAB program; (2) the International Environmental Education Program; (3) other international programs designed to focus on environmental issues having direct impact on the general public and on industry (including the World Commission on Environment and and Development); (4) current and proposed global scale multidisciplinary studies; (5) government-industry partnerships related to environmental issues; (6) the meaning of the phrase "environmentally acceptable" as an objective in designing and qualifying industrial projects for implementation; (7) environmental education programs; and (8) the role of government departments charged with the responsibility for the environment and environmental education. In addition, the author provides his personal views about various aspects of the environment. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Government Industry Relationship; Industry Role; Man and the Biosphere
Note: Paper presented by the chairman of the Canadian Committee for the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program at the International Conference on Environmental Education (Lake Louise, Alberta, October 7, 1984).