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Activity 9.2
1. How do poor countries balance their need for development with the necessity to protect
the environment?
Answer: To answer this first we should understand that both things environment and economy are
equally important so as we can sustain development. So the best way to balance both things we
need to change ourselves. We are to take hard decision to change our habits, living style, working
style, thinking style, education system, social system, food habits, transportation system, energy
production system etc. These changes are inclusive changes participating by all which will lead to
a greener development. It's our social duty to save our environment. Presently our earth is passing
through an environmental crisis, if we don’t check it now, the coming days will be vulnerable.
Each one has to work hard to save the nature at least their level best, not by dialogues but by
2. How do you define sustainability development?
Answer: Sustainable development is the organizing principle for meeting human development
goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural
resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. The desired result
is a state of society where living conditions and resources are used to continue to meet human
needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural system. Sustainable
development can be defined as development that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations.
3. What are the major environmental problems you are exposed to? How are these
problems global?
Answer: The most pressing environmental problems I’ve experience is climate change. As an
island country located in the Southeast Asia Pacific region, the Philippines is extremely vulnerable
to the impacts of climate change. Some of these impacts include increased frequency and severity
of natural disasters, sea level rise, extreme rainfall, global warming, resource shortages, and
environmental degradation. All of these impacts together have greatly affected the Philippines’
agriculture, water, infrastructure, human health, and coastal ecosystems and they are projected to
continue having devastating damages to the economy and society of the Philippines. It can also be
considered as global problem since it will also affect other countries. Philippines is one of the
countries who export different products. And if climate change will occur, then exporting products
will be delayed.
4. Explain the link between climate change and global economic crisis.
Answer: The relationship between humanity and the environment is a delicate balance. Since the
industrial revolution, the world's population has increased exponentially, and with the population
growth, the environment has been profoundly affected. Deforestation, pollution and global climate
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changes are amongst the adverse effects the population and technological expansion has
introduced. Another type of link between the financial crisis and climate risk is manifest through
changes in the property insurance industry. Areas that are subject to hurricanes, fires and other
weather related risks face higher premiums or a complete elimination of private coverage options.
These changes in insurance practices may create new types of risks and uncertainties, which, in
some cases, may require new responses and tools on the part of households, communities and local
5. Why is the western-centric form of globalization considered unsustainable?
6. Why and how does the concept of degrowth critique the current dominant form of
globalization? Explain your answer.
Answer: Degrowth is a form of society and economy which aims at the well-being of all and
sustains the natural basis of life. To achieve degrowth, we need a fundamental transformation of
our lives and an extensive cultural change. It is considered as the current dominant dorm of
globalization because it is essential in an extension of democratic decision-making to allow for
real political participation. And social changes and an orientation towards sufficiency instead of
purely technological changes and improvements in efficiency in order to solve ecological
7. In your own opinion, how can China be a model of transitioning toward a green
Answer: China can be considered as a model of transitioning toward a green economy, since it
continues to develop and a green transition in China's manufacturing model will have especial
relevance where it concerns production for the domestic market. China's rapid transition to a green
economy will be a boom both to its domestic market and the global economy, especially renewable
energy industry. Whatever China does will have global repercussions because a lot of the world's
manufacturing is going on there.
8. How could Filipinos avoid food loss and food waste?
Answer: One way of helping is by increasing awareness about the causes and effects of food
wastage, not only among agricultural workers, but also among consumers, businesses, and
government agencies. More importantly, developing the country’s agriculture sector can decrease
food wastage. If fewer food is lost during the production process, more food can reach households.
However, this should also be partnered with fair income distribution so that consumers will have
fair access to food. Consumption habits must also improve: Do not purchase more than what you
need; do not immediately throw away food; Instead of letting food spoil share or donate them
while they are still consumable; be creative in the kitchen, clean leftovers can still be eaten or
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9. What is the most significant attribute of global citizenship? Explain.

Answer: For me, the most significant attribute of global citizenship is community and
collaboration. Social media has already given us the opportunity to engage the world, and to
experience a global citizenship education to varying degrees. A true global citizen, however, uses
this sense of community to improve the world around them. Communication is not only a crucial
skill for a global citizen to possess, but it is also an important life skill as well. Through
international travel, and open collaboration with new people from different backgrounds, cultures,
languages, and values, travelers are able to improve their verbal and nonverbal communication
tactics in a variety of contexts. As a result, their ability to work with a diverse range of people
increases dramatically. This collaborative approach is so vital to problem-solving for global
citizens, as enacting change in the international arena requires the efforts of people from different
cultures, who share common goals, understand each other, and are able to apply their unique
backgrounds. For the global citizen, collaboration is all about cultivating solutions.
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Activity 10.1
Critique of Existing Models of Global Food Security

Topic Guide Questions Problem Alternative Solution

1. Access to food What are the problems Even when a sufficient Organize a program to
encountered by supply of food exists to train and educate those
governments in ensuring feed everyone, food may individuals who have skills
that everyone has access to not always so that their skills will be
food? be accessible to everyone. enhance, and they can find
Considering many factors, People need to have a job.
what alternative solutions sufficient incomes and
can government resources in order to Provide plenty of job
institutionalize? obtain food. There are a opportunities to help
number of factors that can thousands of workers.
affect a person's economic
access to food, including
lack of job opportunities
that can provide sufficient
income, or lack of training
or business knowledge for
success with income
generating activities
2. Availability of What factors affect the Communities may be Social institutions that
Food availability of food? unable to produce their promote education of both
What alternatives can own food locally because farmers and scientists,
government provide to of inappropriate encourage innovation, and
ensure that food is agricultural technologies promote farmer-researcher
available for all? or practices; lack of partnerships can increase
natural resources or agricultural productivity as
productive land; climate well as long-term
constraints; emergency sustainability.
situations like natural
disasters; or health
constraints, such as
HIV/AIDS, that prevent
people from engaging in
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3. Affordability What factors affect the The main factor impacting The government can also be
of Food prices of food? What the price we pay at the instrumental in reducing
alternatives can the grocery store is the costs prices at more affordable
government provide to associated with producing levels by helping farmers
ensure the affordability of the food on the farm. As reduce their costs. These
food? farm technology has can be accomplished
advanced, our dedicated through grants and
farmers have been able to subsidies and non-financial
increasingly produce more support services such as
food, specifically organic technical and technological
food. Lack of access due assistance.
to low income or
inadequate money in
people’s pockets.
4. Food Quality What pressing problems Ensuring that the foods Food manufacturers must
do nations contend with in available to consumers are be involved in the standard-
ensuring the quality and safe, that people eat setting process at both the
nutritional value of their enough of what they national and international
food? How can the should to be healthy, and levels. They are obliged to
government ensure high that they minimize or lend their knowledge of the
food quality for its eliminate their intake of food supply system to this
citizens? potentially harmful foods. process to help guarantee its
efficiency and effectiveness
and to ensure that it results
in a supply of safe products.
This involvement is
beneficial to consumers and
governments as well as to
industry, and this exchange
of information should be
facilitated by governments.

Activity 10.2

1. How could Filipinos avoid food loss and food waste?

Answer: Food wasting refers to uneaten and thrown away food. The top causes of food wasting,
are purchasing too much food products, preparing more than what can be eaten, improper food
storage, and not consuming leftovers. To reduce food wastage, simply it includes properly spacing
shopping for food products and preparing the right quantity of food for the family. Being self-
aware, parents often remind their children to finish their food since many are going hungry. This
goes to show that the simple acts of finishing the content of one meal plate and being self-aware
about the quantity of purchased and prepared food can contribute to ending food insecurity and
eventually hunger.
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