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How does Global Environmental issues impact developed and developing nations differently?

Question by Sally: How does Global Environmental issues impact developed and developing nations differently?
I’m doing a project on this and I believe I have an idea but I can’t seem to find specific things about this topic. How do they affect eachother? I know developing countries have a weaker economy and that must do something, and perhaps over population…

Can anyone help? Links or perhaps a bit of direction would be nice.

~Sally.

Best answer:

Answer by Marie-Anne
Like you say poorer countries have poor resources if not very little in dealing effectively with climate change as opposed to developed countries.

Try separating countries when asking the question over the internet, that way you will get specific answers…

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One comment on “How does Global Environmental issues impact developed and developing nations differently?

  • Head to your local library for a copy of “Diet for a Small Planet” by Francis Lappe. There were at least 8 editions with the last being in about 1982-1983.

    The data will be as dated at the date of the edition you find. But, you may be surprised at how valid some of it remains. What “Diet for a Small Planet” does do is provide an excellent, multidisciplinary, framework at which to look at environmental, resource distribution, and food access issues within the developed world, undeveloped world, and between the two.

    Since her books there are a number of organizations like The Gates Foundation which have changed the way that aid to undeveloped countries is awarded. The environmental groups that buy forest land to save it have better realized the need to provide alternative economic activity for those that rely on the forests for their living. The Berlin Wall has fallen, China has opened up, India has become a world economic player, and the US has outsourced much of its manufacturing base. HIV has become a world player as have the drug and gun trades. As a whole, the world is much more environmentally aware but, there are more internal and external military skirmishes.

    Still, her book gives a good understanding to the fundamental issues of under-developed countries and comparisons to developed countries.

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