Sustainable Development and Globalization Are Two Popular Concept with Respect to Present Context. Is Globalization Is a Threat for Sustainable Development ?

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Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations. [pic] A representation of sustainability showing how both economy and society are constrained by environmental limits [pic] Scheme of sustainable development: at the confluence of three constituent parts “Let’s see the three overlapping circles: one representing environmental needs, one representing economic needs, and one representing community social needs. The area where the circles overlap is the area of sustainability, the area of livability – the area where all the threads of quality of life come together. If we are to…show more content…
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS EPA The United States Environmental Protection Agency, and a significant resource. Greenpeace The most well known environmental protection group, with a substantial range of campaigns. Greenpeace International Encourage sustainable trade The World Trade Organisation (WTO) promotes free trade for the gain of private interests, over and above our health and the environment. It is fatally flawed and is moving the world in the wrong direction - away from peace, security and sustainability. By stalling on issues that are crucial to poorer countries, the WTO faces a crisis of legitimacy. 1. The WTO is secretive, non-transparent and undemocratic. Meetings are by invitation only, are hidden from public view and are closed to direct public input. 2. The WTO puts trade on the highest pedestal - before our health and the environment. This is because the WTO is driven by narrow corporate interests, like genetic engineering companies and the agri-business. These companies are behind the US attempt to use the WTO as a tool to force feed the world genetically engineered (GE) food. 3. The WTO threatens crucial environmental agreements, like the first legally binding global agreement that allows countries to reject genetically modified organisms, the Biosafety Protocol. 4.

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