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Opportunities for sustainable development in Bahrain

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IE GEMBA Application Essay - Question G:
Do you think the lifestyle of the inhabitants of your town or city reflects behaviour that is in line with the concepts of sustainable development? In your opinion, what should be improved?

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Opportunities for sustainable development in Bahrain

  1. 1. Is Bahrain inhabitants’ lifestyle in line with concepts of sustainable development? What should be improved?
  2. 2. Introduction  What is sustainable development?  Bahrain at a glance  Bahrain at a glance – revisited  Sustainable development opportunities  How to improve?
  3. 3. What is sustainable development? UN definition: “The use of renewable and non-renewable resources in a manner that meets the needs of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Report - 1987
  4. 4. What is sustainable development? Environment EconomicSocial
  5. 5. Bahrain at a glance  Kingdom of Bahrain  Capital city: Manama  Independent since August 1970  Population: 1.4 Mio  GDP: 31.1 Bio USD  60+% of the population is below 30 years  Banking & financial services center  Home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet
  6. 6. Bahrain at a glance
  7. 7. Bahrain at a glance - revisited - Water contamination - No public sewage system - No water treatment facility
  8. 8. Bahrain at a glance - revisited - Oversized, fuel-inefficient cars - No efficient public transport - No car technical control
  9. 9. Bahrain at a glance - revisited - No stringent construction guidelines - No insulation - Poor energy efficiency - No calcium water treatment
  10. 10. Bahrain at a glance - revisited - Poor initiatives for sorting of waste - No re-use or recycling of waste
  11. 11. Bahrain at a glance - revisited - Expansion through land reclaim - Potable water through desalination - Desertification
  12. 12. Conclusion
  13. 13. Sustainable development opportunities SHORT TERM  Define clear vision & communicate plan  Build guiding coalition with key stakeholders  Promote energy efficiency (water, electricity)  Motivate and facilitate the sorting of waste  Segregate hazardous waste  Sanction inadequate personal behavior
  14. 14. MEDIUM TERM  Support energy-efficient house construction  sustainable insulation  low-energy lighting specifications  natural light optimization  central air-conditioning (rather than split units)  low flow faucets and toilets  smart appliances, smart meters, etc.  Promote local fishermen & organic farming  Develop reliable public transport Sustainable development opportunities
  15. 15. LONG TERM  Control & contain desertification  Use renewable energy sources (sun, wind)  Recycle waste into valuables  Change people‟s mentality  Create civic engagement Sustainable development opportunities
  16. 16. How to improve? People seldom change their behavior all at once, but rather go through predictable phases: AWARENESS INTEREST EVALUATION ADOPTION
  17. 17. How to improve? AWARENESS  Public information campaigns  close or repair water tap  switch off stand-by power  switch off light when leaving  segregate common waste  etc.  Educate population in ludic manner
  18. 18. How to improve? INTEREST  Increase price of utilities  Reduce plastic bag consumption  Promote recyclable packaging  Engage in education at school level  Reward „early adopters‟
  19. 19. How to improve? EVALUATION  Continuously measure and monitor  Evaluate progress towards objectives  Fine-tune, re-assess, emphasize, …  Communicate results
  20. 20. How to improve? ADOPTION  Top-down implementation  “Reduce – Re-use – Recycle” is the norm  Sanction incoherent behavior UAE announced a plan to ban all plastic carrier bags by 2013 Arabian Business, Feb 2010

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