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Global Econ - Environmental Econ - lecture

Global Econ - Environmental Econ - lecture

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Published by Katherine Sauer
overview of global environmental issues
overview of global environmental issues

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Published by: Katherine Sauer on Jun 16, 2010
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Environmental Issues
Dr. Katherine Sauer Global Economic IssuesECON 241
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Environmental IssuesHow is the environment a global economic issue?Many economic activities are based on natural resources.Many economic activities directly or indirectly impact theenvironment.Transboundary Externalities:One country’s actions can affect another country’s environment.
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I. Some International Environmental ProblemsA. pollution- litter, trash, sewage, oil spills, emissions, radiation, …In the 1980s, firms in environmentally strict nations shipped wasteto developing countries.1989 Basel Convention goals:1. decrease the generation of hazardous waste2. dispose of waste close to the place of production3. decrease the movement of hazardous waste2001 Stockholm Convention:- agreement on the 12 most dangerous pollutants- highly injurious, spread easily, more concentratedas they move up the food chain
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