Global warming is considered to be one of the leading threat of a current world that can lead to the verge of extinction of living being on earth. In response to this, Abeles et al. (2019) opined that business organisations are primarily responsible for environmental degradation. Indiscriminate use of natural resources in terms of fossil fuel and cutting down of trees can cause a severe threat to the degeneration of the environment. As a result of that increasing rate of global warming and the continuous fluctuation in the weather pose an end to the survival rate of a living being (Gordon 2018). The international paralysis due to carbon emission is increasing at a rapid pace in the last decades. Therefore, it is imperative to stop the generation and to protect the earth as soon as possible. The current article related to the speech of Greta Thunberg into the UN Summit is very relevant and create a high sense of concern among the people to evaluate the role of the nations and its leaders about protecting the earth and its habitants. Moreover, the report also delivers a great deal of emphasis on relevant theories like economic globalisation and systems thinking.
According to the research of Beinhocker (2006), it can be argued that with the advent of global commerce a sharp change has been occurred into the global commerce as well where it becomes easier for the business companies to expand its market further into overseas regions. As a matter of fact, the notion of free trade and extensive profit orientation of the companies lead to a negative impact over the environment as well. Aspects like theory of imperialism and the dependency theory are come to the forefront in order to create better opportunities for the business organisations and deliver a better practice so that it will be easier for the organisations to expand business effectively. As per the research of Villanueva (2019), it can be stated that the theory of imperialism helps the multinational business enterprises to search for different markets and investment opportunities in order to bring more profitability to the organisational fold. Moreover, it is also a significant feature of the theory of imperialism is to initiate a mechanism where the role of the organisation is no longer fit to the ethical consideration and immense exploitation is the outcome of such nefarious and irresponsible act.
Furthermore, the dependency theory also creates unfavourable terms of trade between the primary and manufacturers. As a result of that, a good and healthy business relationship between the suppliers and the parent company is supposed to get nullified (Yu 2017). It is pertinent for the business organisations to focus on its affiliation with the organisation and at the same time also cares to meet the interests of different stakeholders like the suppliers. Nevertheless, countries that are used to follow the dependency theory are highly interested in earning more profitability at the cost of developing countries.
On the other hand, the system thinking process is directly related to the organisational culture and highly useful to influence and control the path of the organisation to a great extent. Senge (2000) pointed out that there are four levels of system thinking that an organisation must implement in order to influence the organisational culture. For instance, events are associated with the brief of the current situation. The patterns of the events are highly linked with the analysis of the situation and closely monitored it so that the organisation is able to track down and control the situation appropriately. In addition to this, there is also a systematic structure that is entitled to deal with the practice of creating a link between the patterns and the trend, discovered during the analysis (Zuo, Jiang And Guo 2019). Finally, a mental model has been developed where the core focus is vested on the introduction of change. The system thinking process is beneficial for the organisation in terms of not only identifying the risk factors but also cares to change it through proper plan and design so that it can deliver more advantage and sustainability to the organisational practice. In response to this, Zhaoran, Tianzhu and Wenjing (2018) articulated that system thinking practice is a sustainable approach for the business organisation as it will guide the organisation to follow the right path of success. As a matter of fact, from the research of Ivanova, Belyakova and Novikova (2019) it can be opined that the system thinking practice is highly relevant to create and analyse the proposed framework and make the organisation habituate with the proposed change. Henceforth, for sustainable development, it is very crucial for the business organisations to incorporate a system thinking for not only analysing the process but also propose a practical framework to mitigate the issue permanently.
It is important to note that the article of Greta Thunberg is also linked with the theories of global commerce and system thinking. The first part of the article is associated with the threat that is incurred by detrimental business practice, and it will have severe damage to the environment. The report of Greta Thunberg reflected a lack of concern and willingness from the end of the countries that can have a huge negative impact on the existence of living beings on earth (Knox 2019). The article directly condemned the country leaders who were presented in the Climate Action Summit and provided a factual report over the detrimental impact on the environment in terms of global warming. According to Li (2016), the Paris Agreement intended to prepare a layout for future environmental safety. However, limited measures have been taken by the leading country leaders, and no such blueprints are provided that can help to reduce the process of environmental degradation to a large scale. Therefore, Greta Thunberg urged the country leaders to take proper preventive measures that can help to reduce the carbon emission and threat of extinction (Gordon 2018). Therefore, the theory of global commerce in terms of the theory of imperialism and dependency theory. The outcome of the theory proved that the reluctance of the leading countries to take necessary steps for the development of environmental sustainability is influenced by the interests of high profitability at the cost of exploiting the environment.
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Furthermore, the second part of Greta Thunberg also discussed the role of the countries to take a sustainable approach which is associated with environmental sustainability (Knox 2019). The report elucidated the fact that the respective governments must take enough measures like reducing the use of fossil fuel and shaping a proper plan for delivering a better and effective organisational practice. In response to this, the theoretical framework also narrated in the same manner where the business organisations must follow a step-by-step measure to deal with the threat. It is part of the systematic thinking practice where the business companies are advised to take necessary steps to mitigate the issue. From that point of view, it can be stated that the article partially supported the theoretical aspect by mentioning the role of the organisation and bring efficacy to the organisational practice to a great extent. However, it is crucial to note that in the article, the responsibility of each member countries had been analysed. The role of the nations is to deal with environmental degradation to a great extent so that it can help to re-establish a world full of life (Abeles et al. 2019). Therefore, it is clear that the system thinking theory is highly resembled with the article and highlight the relevance of the argument in analysing the report.
It is important to note that the article tries to provide a clear statement regarding the role of the countries to have enough preventive measures for the benefit of the environment. In response to this, the purpose of the nations is to set a plan that can help to deliver more effective and continuous development in the ecology. However, the process requires a proper enquiry into the risks and then plan a mitigation strategy so that it will help the countries to reduce carbon emission and the threat of global warming. In respect to this, the theory of systematic thinking is highly prevalent for the nations (Ivanova, Belyakova and Novikova 2019). The steps of systematic thinking will help the countries to have a deep insight into the process of delivering a better plan to deal with environmental deterioration. According to the research of Senge (2000), the first step of the systematic thinking process is getting familiar with the events. In other words, it can be argued that phase 1 of the systematic thinking practice focuses on the analysis of the current situation.
Socially Responsible Practices
The current environmental situation is far worse than it is expected. Therefore, it will be useful for the organisation to have enough understanding of the situation as Caldera, Desha and Dawes (2017) opined that it is considered to be the background of the risk planning. The second phase is associated with the process of identifying the patterns of environmental degradation. In fact, the countries need to have a clear perception regarding the roots of the issue and its future impact over the globe. The next step is associated with the systematic structure where the role of the organisation is to enhance the interrelationship between the patterns and the trend. There are significant patterns that the countries can get through the use of systematic thinking, and it will be followed by linking with the trends of the country. The final part is associated with a mental model where potential change will be introduced. The purpose of the mental model is to guide the country for implementing a potentially useful measure that will meet the objectives adequately.
According to the research of Zhaoran, Tianzhu and Wenjing (2018), the process of systematic thinking resembled with a change management decision making practice where the organisation should have clear perception regarding the change in the process. In response to this, it is highly crucial for the institution to have a great deal of willingness to change the situation. Therefore, self-evaluation of the institution is considered to be a primary task to deliver a more effective outcome that can meet the expectation of the institution adequately. In response to this, for the member countries, it is pertinent to understand the fatality of the situation and the importance to change the situation effectively so that it will put more focus on the roles and responsibilities of the country leaders. From the article of Senge (2000) it can be argued that the success of the critical thinking practice relies on the efficacy of the leadership as the leaders will help to follow the right path of success. Moreover, there is also another aspect of systematic thinking practice where it can be found that the link between the patterns and trends has to be made and evaluated accordingly. Henceforth, the role of the leaders to find out the patterns at first and then like it with the existing trends. As a result of that, it becomes so effective to understand different attributes of the situation and bring justice to the process of change. Otherwise, it will be futile for the leader to understand the situation or designing any plan for developing better organisational practice.
From the above discussion, it can be stated that global warming has an alarming impact over the earth. One of the primary reasons is the lack of concern from the end of the country leaders as they are very reluctant to create a plan for reducing carbon emission. In UN Summit, leading environmental activist, Greta Thunberg condemned the political leaders for not taking any serious step for the benefit of global warming. In response to this, the report is trying to put a focus on two economic theories such as Global commerce and Systematic thinking. The theory of global commerce is dynamic so that the report opts for two specific approaches of global commerce in terms of the theory of imperialism and dependency theory. The methods are relevant to the topic and elucidate the reason behind the reluctance of the country leaders to choose effective planning for environmental protection. Moreover, the theory of systematic thinking also enables the country leaders to have a plan and executing the change positively. Therefore, it can be concluded that the report rightly discusses and analysed the theme and linking the theories effectively.
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