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Are you a vague supporter of SD or a real expert? Sustainable development is a buzz word: everyone uses it, but it’s not so easy to define clearly. Test your knowledge of this concept and why it is such a vital issue.

Why Quiz

QUESTIONS

Question 1

Does my lifestyle threaten biodiversity?

  • Yes, I accelerate the extinction rate of species on this planet
  • No, I meet my needs through local sustainable subsistence

Question 2

How are human rights relevant to sustainable development?

  • They are a separate concern
  • They are an essential component

Question 3

What are our civic duties to ESD?

  • Sustainable development depends upon an active citizenry
  • We have none
  • To follow those around us

Question 4

If we don't change our lifestyles who will be the first and hardest hit?

  • People living in affluent nations
  • The world’s poor
  • Arctic nations

Question 5

If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at the same pace, the world will face a

  • 3°C temperature rise this century (against 0.74C for the past century)
  • 2.6°C temperature rise this century (against 0.74C for the past century)
  • 4°C temperature rise this century (against 0.74C for the past century)

Question 6

What can we do to mitigate impact of climate change?

  • Act individually, with small changes, but also at social and political levels
  • Cross our fingers and hope that politicians will make good decisions

Question 7

The Kyoto Protocol sets out to

  • Make education for sustainable development a priority in the UN
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissionsFight deforestation

Question 8

Which one of the following components is needed in a new thinking to reach SD, according to the Club of Rome?

  • Loving
  • Intellectual caution on touchy environmental issues
  • Saving and expecting less material goods and pleasures

Question 9

How should we react to sceptics who claim that the climate change issue is being exaggerated?

  • Ignore them
  • Give a balanced credit to their opinionListen to their case, but act none the less for SD

Question 10

What is the global value of nature?

  • 40% of the global economy comes from nature
  • 30% of the global economy comes from nature
  • 37% of the global economy comes from nature

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