Sustainable Development Discussion

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What you definitely need to know for the final:

  1. Difference Portney makes between environmental protection and new movement of sustainable development
  2. Explain the three E’s of sustainability:
  3. Agenda 21: chapter 2 of the book: it comes out of the Rio World Conference where in the 1990s emerged an international movement to support sustainable growth: all nations participated: from this movement emerged the sustainable growth movement: extensive rules and regulations on how the world can limit carbon dioxide emissions and pollution of the commons.
  4. Tragedy of the Commons: page 49-53 in Portney:
  5. Chapter 3: explanation on why and how the sustainable development movement emerged:
  6. The argument that skepics have toward Agenda 21 and the sustainable development program: skeptics at the local and national level mostly in the United States:
  7. Look in detail at the sustainable development business skeptics: (Chapter 4):
  8. Challenges of international and cross-national sustainability efforts: (chapter 5)

Final Answer


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Sustainable Development

Difference Portney makes between environmental protection and new
movement of sustainable development

Environmental protection is a part of sustainable development. Environmental
protection is the protection of natural resources from further depletion and degradation
and hence is one of the three main pillars of sustainable development. Sustainable
development incorporates environmental protection alongside economics and equity to
ensure meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future.

Explain the three E’s of sustainability:

These are the three pillars of sustainability and they include the environment, equity,
and economics. The environment pillar refers to the conservation and preservation of
natural resources and eco-systems. These may include producing eco-friendly
products, conserving resources, protecting air and water quality, and reducing waste
and pollutants. The equity pillar refers to social equity or the protection of
communities. Sustainability is concerned with avoiding promoting inequality such as
disadvantaging surrounding communities. The economics pillar looks at the costs of
solutions and th...

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