Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

TED Talks on Environment Issues for Sustainable Development

  • Rozélia LaurettEmail author
  • Emerson Wagner Mainardes
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_246

Synonyms

Definition

TED talks: TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organization that was born in 1984.

Environmental Issues: Several environmental issues such as: Pollution; climate change and global warming; overpopulation; natural resource depletion; waste production and disposal; loss of biodiversity; deforestation; ocean acidification; urban sprawl; genetic engineering or genetics modification of food; species extinction.

Sustainable development: “Humanity has the ability to make development sustainable to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland 1987, p.16).

Introduction

The planet has been suffering from several environmental issues such as pollution, climate change and global warming, overpopulation, natural resource depletion, waste production and disposal, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, ocean...

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Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq/Brazil), project 303669/2015-2, and by Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT/Portugal) through NECE (Núcleo de Estudos em Ciências Empresariais), project UID/GES/04630/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and EconomicsNECE, University of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.FUCAPE Business SchoolVitóriaBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Izael da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Strathmore UniversityNairobiKenya