Oriente in Ecuador Case Study

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Was was it first developed?
1972 by multinational corporations such as Texaco.
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What are the effects?
Toxic waste / oil spillages may be discharged into water supplies, Companies often foreign owned so profits go abroad (limited money to improve local living standards), Loss of biodiversity,species endangered(periwinkle plant to treat leukaemia),
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What are the management initiatives?
Preservation areas set up, E.g-Limonchoca national biological reserve, New constitution: 1998 people had to be consulted on development in trf, Education initiatives-ecotourism RF exhibitions (Yasuni park), Replanting areas to re-establish habitats
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Where are the park and ride schemes located?what are they for?
oxford and cheltenham ,they are to reduce traffic congestion in city centres
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Where is congestion charging?
London
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What are ways of helping preserve the environment? (sustainable living)
Reduce energy waste- turn down heating thermostats; install double glazing , loft and wall insulation. Buy local Produce. Reduce,Reuse,recycle.Use a car less. Save water- brick in your cistern(toilet)
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Name the world conferences that have been held to discuss issues on climate change
1988- UN set up IPCC 1st report shown earth had warmed up 0.5 in last 100 years.1992-Rio earth summit. 1997- Kyoto Protocol. 2007- Bali. 2009 - Copenhagen Accord.2011- Durban,S.africa
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Were the world conferences successful?
No, There has been no agreement on whether climate change is still occurring, Whether the cause of climate change is human or natural, and whether we should respond to climate change globally, nationally,locally or individually
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How does interface inc. conserve the environment
Changing the culture- Improving live of stakeholders. Eliminating waste. Removing toxic substances. Redesigning processes and products.Resourcing efficient transport. Using renewable energy. Creating new business models that include sustainability
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What are the natural causes of climate change?
Orbital Geometry, milankovitch cycle,volcanic eruptions mt laki in 1783 released so much ash it blocked sun, Solar output - amount of energy given off by sun.
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What are the human causes of climate change?
Increased wealth led to a demand for energy,food,goods and transport. Increased car ownership --> Increase emissions of Greenhouse gases-->co2 production -rapid increase from burning fossil fuels
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What is the greenhouse effect?
Green house gases trap solar radiation relflected from the earth and increase global temperatures.
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What are the negative affects of climate change on food production?
Crop yields drops when temperatures are more or less optimum, places like USA and canada will be badly affected as they export 43.7% of worlds wheat, demand for food will increase due to reduced harvests , food price will rise due to scarcity
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what are the negative impacts of climate change on sea levels?
land based ice sheets may melt, sea levels could rise, low-lying land at threat from coastal flooding ( bangladesh and the maldives), coastal settlementsand farmland could be flooded,loss of crop harv,houses being destroyed led to increase of disease
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What is another impacts of climate change?
More frequent tropical storms
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