Environmental Issues.docx

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International Affairs
INTA 1110
Tarun Chaudhary

Environmental Issues 11/6/2012 12:25:00 PM Carrying capacity: max level of resource exploitation Earth can handle Ecological Footprint: the land and water resources required to maintain a requisite standard of living. How is the idea of Globalization related to the environment? History  International gatherings on the environment o 1972 Stockholm Conference  lead to creation of United Nations Environment Programme o 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development  Agenda 21  Action plan regarding global, national, local behavior that affects the environment  Relates sustainability to development o 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development  Emphasis on poverty, clean water, sanitation, and agricultural improvements  NGO Activism o Creation of NGOs and Silent Spring (1962)  Joined together conservationist and antipollution agendas  Damage to human, animal and birdlife by industrial pesticides like DDT
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