Environmental Problems: Improving the Quality of International Agreements

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Improving the Quality of International Agreements Human production and development systems have increasingly made use of the earth's resources, gradually leading to what can now be described as environmental crisis. Without immediate and future concern for the ways humans treat the planet and surrounding atmosphere, humans could be the creators of their own destruction. Economic, social, and political systems have all added to the degradation of the environment, such as mineral resource extraction, wars, political boundaries, and policy for actions taken within those boundaries. In order to attack the root causes of environmental destruction, we must first confront the reasons behind human actions, and develop ways to overcome the…show more content…
Canada's position internationally should be to promote significant environmental and social values and concerns. Canada must respect and employ the most appropriate actions and efforts of other nations in the facilitation of environmental concern, while promoting its own ideas and knowledge. Facilitate International Co-operation A primary requirement in the global effort to promote environmental concerns and raise awareness of environmental problems is increased co-operation between nations. Canada's position at the Earth Summit should be to promote the ability of nations to co-operate, emphasising improved diplomacy and interaction. Environmental degradation is presently occurring throughout the world, and is the result of international social, political, and economic processes and movements. The environment is an open system, and the causes and effects of pollution are not constrained to any anthropocentric boundaries. If we are to improve our situation world-wide, Canada must work together with other nations to incorporate international concerns, knowledge, and action. Many attempted efforts to promote international agreements in the past have been acknowledged, but many have failed to gain overarching support and complete dedication from the majority of involved nations. The Kyoto protocol, for example,

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