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Topics for debate and Traditional vs Ecological Economics

by: Cassandra Miller

Topics for debate and Traditional vs Ecological Economics COMM 210

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Cassandra Miller
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Decision Making in Natural Resource Management

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These notes cover the differences between traditional and ecological economics. It also includes notes from the guest lecturer about the topics for debate.
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Date Created: 01/24/16
Topics for debate Friday January 22 Z 16 92 6 AM Hoosier Environmental Council Policy advocacy and projects Clean Energy HEC Supports Efficiency initiatives Distributed generation net metering Replacing coalfired plants and renewable energy Why Public health cleaner environment economic benefits Sustainable Agriculture HEC Supports Local farmers Organic practices Limiting factory farms Why Public health cleaner environment economic benefits Land Use HEC Supports Permanent and dedicated funding source for the Indiana heritage trust Annual funding for land acquisition for Indiana39s federal outdoor lands Sustainable timber harvesting Why Protect fragile ecosystems such as riparian areas and forests Transportation HEC Supports A multimodal and efficient transportation system that gives Hoosiers real transportation choices Alternative energy sources and reduce our dependence on the personal vehicle Clean Water HEC Supports Use of strategically sited nativeplant rain gardens to prevent stormwater runoff Use of loworno phosphorus fertilizers to prevent urban runoff Preventing coal fly ash from contaminating waterways Proper handling and treatment of manure Climate HEC Supports Enacting a Renewable electricity standard Improving out net metering policies Updating our building code Environmental justice HEC Supports Retaining longstanding local air pollution control agencies Maintaining a statewide mercury monitoring network Pesticides must be more carefully regulated Policies and Projects Mounds Greenway White River Conservation Area Conservation project Recreation and economic opportunity Link 109 miles of trail systems Quality of life 25 million Right to Farm Harm Constitutional Amendment Factory farms Amends Indiana Constitution39s Bill of Rights Gives protection to livestock production practices as received by right to vote and freedoms of speech and religion Human rights Unprecedented SB 109 quotcanned huntingquot Fenced in area with animals to hunt This bill will expand and legalize Captive deer shooting preserves are suspected in the spread of disease to wild deer Deer have no opportunity to escape their hunter HB 1082 quotno more stringent thanquot Bar science trained regulators from enacting environmental safeguards stronger than the federal government Above ground storage tanks January 2014 AST in Charleston West Virginia Unknown amount of these in Indiana SB 366 quotSolid Waste Management District Opt outquot Allow county commissioners through a simple volte to dissolve a communities SWMD HB 1155 quotProtecting of Old Forest Areas Current logging in state forests Seeks to expand wilderness areas in Indiana39s state forests by allowing for designation of quotold Forest Areasquot Requires IDNR to designate these areas by next year SB 215 Cogeneration The supply of hightemperature heat first drives a gas or steam powered turbine generator and the resulting low temperature waster hear is then used for water or space heating Calls to expand the definition of an quoteligible facilityquot and quotprivate generation projectquot Hecweborgbillwatch2016 Traditional vs Ecological Economics Wednesday January 23 2 16 912 AM Two perspectives Ecology society and economy Traditional Economics Economic concepts are applied to the environment Ecological Economics Economic activity is placed within the context of biological and physical systems that support life including all human activity The environmental system must be functioning and healthy for society and economy to be health as well The circular flow economic model Flow of goods and services one way Flow of capital and resources in the other way Recently added Entrepreneurs 0 Doesn39t not fully account for 0 Resource extraction Waste and pollution Impacts to materials cycles Changing ecology Biodiversity loss Energy flows 0 Additional factors of human activity The economic valuation approach 0 Applies a monetary value to Resources Waste flows Clean air and water Damage from pollution Waste disposal o More easily placed into the circular flow modelmarketoriented economic analysis 0 Generally recommends limited policy action to avail excessive economic costs It is not enough to tweek the economic system in small ways drastic reimagining is needed to reserve the ecological changes humans have caused 00000 00000


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