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Environmental responsibility: Track 1

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Complex questions of environmental responsibility are increasingly raised in times of change and uncertainty. The tracks on this album illustrate the need for nurturing a fresh sense of care for our environment as well as more appropriate forms of accountability. We demonstrate the necessity of addressing issues of entitlements, rights, obligations and duties if we are to critically and carefully shape our values in doing environmental responsibility and being environmentally responsible. This material is taken from the course: TD866 Environmental responsibility: ethics, policy and action.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 1 hour 45 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 13th April 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Environmental Studies
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Track 1: Environmental responsibility

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Environmental responsibility    A short introduction to this album. Play now Environmental responsibility
2 Conversation on creative climate with Joe Smith and Martin Reynolds - part 1    Part 1 of 2 - Discussion exploring the value of an Open University initiative – in partnership with the BBC – called Creative Climate, providing space over 10 years (2010–2020) for constructive conversation on climate change amongst and between experts and lay public. Play now Conversation on creative climate with Joe Smith and Martin Reynolds - part 1
3 Conversation on creative climate with Joe Smith and Martin Reynolds - part 2    Part 2 of 2 -Discussion exploring the value of an Open University initiative – in partnership with the BBC – called Creative Climate, providing space over 10 years (2010–2020) for constructive conversation on climate change amongst and between experts and lay public. Play now Conversation on creative climate with Joe Smith and Martin Reynolds - part 2
4 Debate on climate change    Studio discussion amongst three eminent spokespeople on the subject of climate change and what should be done. The three protagonists are Dave Frame, Deputy Director of The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford; Tom Burke, Green Alliance’s director from 1982–1991, Founding Director of E3G, an Environmental Policy Adviser to Rio Tinto plc and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London; and Charlie Kronick, Chief Policy Adviser for Greenpeace. The discussion is chaired by the Deputy Editor and chief reporter, writer and editor on climate change for The Economist, Emma Duncan. Play now Debate on climate change
5 Responsibility and ecotourism in Uganda    Film tracing the evolution of community-based ecotourism in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda – home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi has been designated a World Heritage Site, but the consequences of ecotourism – some good, others not so good – raise some stark ethical and policy issues, prompting further questions regarding responsible action. Play now Responsibility and ecotourism in Uganda
6 Course overview: TD866 - Environmental Responsibility    Course Chair Martin Reynolds, Lecturer in Systems and Environments briefly reflects on his academic background before looking more closely at the deeper issues raised in TD866 Environmental Responsibility. Martin also discusses what questions you might expect to be confronted with when studying this course; What are the complexities of environmental issues? How do we understand environmental responsibility? and ways of looking at responsibility in terms of accountability. Play now Course overview: TD866 - Environmental Responsibility
7 Album overview: TD866 - Environmental Responsibility    Course Chair Martin Reynolds, Lecturer in Systems and Environments breaks down and summarises the tracks on this album, Martin focuses on different ways in which we can engage with nature in the natural world and looks closely at The Creative Climate project. Play now Album overview: TD866 - Environmental Responsibility