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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)
close this folderPART 2: THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
View the document11. PART 2: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document12. POPULATION GROWTH
View the document13. POVERTY, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCREASING URBANIZATION
View the document14. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
View the document15. INCREASING URBAN POPULATIONS
View the document16. HAZARD EXERCISE
View the document17. DROUGHT
View the document18. FLOODS
View the document19. EXERCISE
View the document20. EXERCISE
View the document21. SUMMARY

21. SUMMARY


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Review each of these points and reference the previous discussion.

The major driving forces influencing human interaction with the environment:

· The more people, the greater the demand will be on the environment.

· A majority of the world’s poor live in ecologically vulnerable areas.

· Economic growth is changing the global environment.

· Growing urban areas impose tremendous pressures on resources.

· The types of technologies chosen influence the amounts of energy consumed and pollution generated.

· Markets, governments, national and international political economies and policies affect the environment.

· Attitudes and beliefs frequently affect the environment.