You should answer nine short questions and one research-essay question.
1- Population Growth and Carrying Capacity of the Planet (answer all 3 questions)
- 1) Summarize what is meant by the “carrying capacity” of the planet.
- 2) What are the ‘Planetary boundaries’? – provide a brief description of each ‘boundary’
- 3) Describe two ways in which the population growth could be reduced in a planned and
2- The Ecological Footprint (answer all 3 questions)
- 1) Describe the concept of the ecological footprint and what it is used for.
- 2) What parameters are used to calculate an individual’s ecological footprint?
- 3) Describe and exemplify how a nation with little biocapacity can have a footprint that far
exceeds what is available within its borders.
3- Global Warming and the Carbon Footprint (answer all 3 questions)
- 1) Briefly explain how global warming occurs, including the most significant contributors to the process
- 2) Describe and exemplify the meaning of “Carbon reduction wedges”
- 3) Describe and exemplify two ways in which the carbon footprint could be reduced by
investment in the natural environment
4- Short Research Essay Question on Business and Sustainability ()
Select one example from the cases mentioned below. This is your “dilemma case”.
- Conduct research into the case and on possible solutions that have been proposed by experts, politicians, business leaders or consumer movements
- Discuss the dilemma presented in the case: the public attitudes you read about, the needs and wants of consumers, the interests of businesses, and the position of the government(s) involved regarding this issue.
- Explain which solution you would support with credible justification and commenting on how the various stakeholders might react to the proposed solution
Dilemma Cases (select one):
The responses to the questions and the Research Essay should be presented in one single Word.docx document.
Main answers clearly numbered and
- – Use sub-headings
- – Use figures, tables, images and graphics
- Bibliography: You should use the Harvard Referencing System.
- Annexes (if needed)
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Coursework
Pages / words-1 / 550
Number of sources-3
Language style-UK English