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in sustainable economics: ?

Question by Chris C: in sustainable economics: ?
in sustainable economics:
a. slowing economic growth compromises quality of life
b. ecolabeling is standard practice
c. green taxes are abolished
d. permit trading is discouraged
e. the government provides all goods and services to citizens

Best answer:

Answer by ??Rey Oscuro Mundial 2008??
I believe that it is “A”. I hope that it serves you, bye-bye! =).

What do you think? Answer below!

Is sustainable development compatible with human welfare?

Sustainable development is type of development that meets the needs of the current with no compromise on the aptitude of the coming generation to fulfill their needs (Heal, 2009). This particular definition sets two fundamental principles of inter-generational and intra-generational equity containing two major ideas of limits and needs. The idea of needs insists that paramount priority ought to be given to the indispensable wants of the world’s poor, both south and north. Unequal distribution of resources and poverty is one and the same thing, and has been recognized as the major source of environmental degradation. The idea sustainable development was at very first time certified, endorsed, and sanctioned in the global conservation strategy in 1980, formed by three non governmental organizations (Easton, 2009). The document endorsed was chiefly concerned with the sustainability of ecology, or living things conservation, and directed little concentration to broader economic, social, or political issues.

An essential unique characteristic of sustainable development as a strategy, policy, or plan model is shifting terms of debate from conventional environmentalism, with its prime concentration on protection of the environment, to the concept of sustainability that needs a multifaceted process of trading off economic, social, and environmental precedence. The above definition of sustainability development is concerned with social and economic development the same way it puts weight on the protection of environment. Development is a procedure of alteration, and makeover that by merging economic growth together with wider cultural and social alterations facilitates individuals in realizing their complete potential. The aspect of sustainability suggests the identification that development should as well stick to the substantial limitations imposed by environments, so that environmental considerations ought to be entrenched in all segments and strategic areas.

The idea of sustainable development is a multifaceted one, because it comprises the social, economic, and environmental aspects, so the concept brings on to board a balanced act that in the long run ought to be theoretically valuable to all the three aspects of economic, social, and environmental (Heal, 2009). If we focus on environmental protection in a way that will result into future economic misery, then we will be defeating the sole primary purpose, objective, and aim of development. On the other hand, if we focus on promoting the economic security in the short run, and bring about social and environmental dilapidation, we would be winning one encounter and losing many, leading to a worst ending in future, thereby compromising the needs of coming generations. The long run aspect of sustainable development is becoming problematic (Pezzey and Toman, 2002).  It leads to the question as to how lengthy is the long run. Must we now focus on economic growth in promoting development that will be realized in the coming centuries? This is an imperative question that needs a detailed answer and it remains pertinent to the idea of sustainable indicator.

To complicate the issue further, sustainable development encompasses other aspects, dimension, and elements as well, such as ethical aspects that involves intra and inter generational considerations, democratic resolution making, along with other issues that result into an individual taking consideration benefits of persons excluding him/her (Easton, 2009). These ethical elements are frequently well thought-out in sets of sustainable development. A more thoughtful consideration is whether or not sustainable development ought to be trailed for the welfare of human beings or for the planet’s welfare together with all its non living and living forms. A number of individuals would link sustainable development to the Universe safety. Such contemplation would result into complications to an extent, that people may give up trying to evaluate anything (Heal, 2009). We also end up arguing that present human activity is so negligible over a thousand million years of what appears to us as devastations, upheavals, and natural catastrophes. The argument remains stronger as to whether sustainable development intent entails the Universe that has never been well defined up to this very moment.

Almost everybody in the current world agrees that sustainable development is enviable, but the actual meaning still remains ambiguous in the minds of many people (Ayong, 2001). The report on environmental development of 1987 does not differentiate development in physical utilization and investment along with qualitative development with no growth, and did not face up to the intrinsic disagreement between limitless material growth and sustainability (Pezzey and Toman, 2002). However, sustainable development would have growing economies in the whole world that would provide impartial, equitable, and reasonable opportunities for gratifying livelihood and a health, safe, as well as high worth life for both existing and coming generations. The Universe would be in the position of protecting its natural resources base, its environment, and the purposes and feasibility of natural systems on which all kinds of life depends. In so doing sustainable development would be much compatible with the welfare of human, as it will be addressing the needs of both the current and prospect generations.

Many tropical soils in developing countries suffer from infertility and most of the people possessing these soils are lower income earners. Use of exterior inputs, such as artificial fertilizers, antibiotic, and pesticides can be problematic, not just for environmental reasons, but concerns for economic, food security, and working conditions as well (Cunningham and Cunningham, 2009). Organic production as part of sustainable development may perhaps provide a lasting solution to these troubles facing most of developing countries in some cases, if this type of food production can secure a sustainable economy for farmers (Easton, 2009). Furthermore, organic production provides possibilities of generating income by selling certified organic products.

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Staffan Nilsson: ‘Engaging people for a sustainable Europe’

On 20th October 2010, the Committee has elected its new Presidency for the mandate 2010-2013. The Swedish member Staffan NILSSON has been elected President. The Vice-Presidency is in the hands of the Maltese member Anna Maria DARMANIN (in charge of communication) and of the Polish member Jacek KRAWCZYK (in charge of the budget). bit.ly Staffan Nilsson’s personality, professional skills and commitment to civil society ideals, which the EESC has long nourished and has worked for over the years, led to his election as President of the European Economic and Social Committee on 20 October 2010. Staffan Nilsson is a staunch supporter of the EU, whose primary purpose is to bring lasting peace to the continent, and a tireless advocate of sustainable growth, which is the best way of financing a social model serving the common good of all Europeans, and of defending our values internationally. “Engaging people for a sustainable Europe” is Staffan’s political message for his term of office. He is politically committed to ensuring maximum civic engagement in Europe’s endeavours to foster environmental, economic and social sustainability. Nilsson is a veteran leader in the EESC. Before becoming President of the EESC, he was President of Group III (Various Interests) for six years, and Vice-president for another six. Since 1995, when he became a member of the EESC and Group III, he has actively contributed his expertise to the work of the EESC, mainly in the fields of agriculture

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Special Message to World Economic Forum 28 January 2011 Distinguished guests – heads of state, government and UN officials, leaders of global companies, representatives of the media, academia, NGOs, and young global leaders: I am very honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to address the World Economic Forum in Davos. I would especially like to extend my appreciation to Professor Klaus Schwab and the organizers of this influential gathering of leaders who are committed to improving the state of this planet. Over the past few years, despite my isolation from much of the world, I have been able to follow closely the global response to the economic downturn through listening assiduously to radio broadcasts. While the challenges were immense, the response was both swift and strong. Of course much still remains to be done. Our global interdependence has compelled and resulted in increased cooperation. In this context, however, I would like to speak on behalf of the 55 million people of Burma who have for the most part been left behind. We yearn to be a part of the global community: not only to be economically and socially connected, but also to achieve the domestic political stability and national reconciliation that would enable us to fully address the needs of our people. Economic policies linked to human development and capacity buildings are the best path to the achievement of stability in a democratic transition. We have already missed so
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Bjorn Stigson on business and sustainable development

Bjorn Stigson, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, discusses what the next decade will be like in a carbon- and resource-constrained society, who is leading the “green race” and what roles business and the financial sector play in addressing climate change. Stigson visited Michigan State University March 22, 2010 as part of the Bioeconomy and Global Climate Change distinguished lecture series.

This video documents the installation of solar power panels on an urban youth center in Oakland, CA. The Sungevity company (www.sungevity.com) donated the panels as part of an international workday organized by 350.org on 10/10/10. The youth center is a new innovative project called Oakland’s Green Youth Arts & Media Center that is run by the United Roots organization (www.unitedrootsoakland.org) and houses the Oakland Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Acadey (www.dipdive.com). This new youth center combines arts and media education, with youth leadership development, business incubation through social innovation, and sustainability practice. The media produced by youth from the Center advocates for social and environmental justice, so please check out our website: www.unitedrootsoakland.org
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David Suzuki Keynote speech to Green Party Sustainable Economics Conference (part 3/4)

Dr David Suzuki gave the keynote speech to a Sustainable Economic Conference hosted by the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand at Parliament. This speech set the whole tone for the conference; smart economic solutions that can improve quality of life and move the focus away from growth.
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EU invest policy must promote sustainable devt, decent work—civil society

EU invest policy must promote sustainable devt, decent work—civil society
MANILA, Philippines—Civil society groups in Europe are calling for an European Union international investment policy that promotes sustainable development and decent work, INQUIRER.net learned Monday.
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New Zealand to form NZ ‘international review’ group
New Zealand (NZ) IT stakeholders and technical industry experts are to form a NZ ‘international review’ group to an ISO/IEC subcommittee on cloud computing services.
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Nelson Post: The President’s “Better Buildings Initative”
Release Time:  For Immediate Release WASHINGTON – Today, the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement Greg Nelson posted the following statement to the White House blog. You can view the statement HERE .   Early Momentum for the President’s “Better Buildings Initiative”   Posted by Greg Nelson on February 03, 2011 at 07:06 PM EST   Today the President announced an ambitious initiative …
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Open for Questions: Sustainable Communities

Special Assistant to the President Derek Douglas moderates a discussion on the Sustainable Communities Partnership with Shelly Poticha from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Beth Osborne from the Department of Transportation, and Tim Torma from the Environmental Protection Agency. July 15, 2010.

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Goldentree Farm “Growing sustainable investments for your future”

www.goldentreefarm.com 700 acre teak tree plantation. We now offer the following unique low risk, business opportunities: real estate, teak-wood, eco-tourism resorts, & amazing ocean view lots. Part of our mission is to not only be a profitable organization, but also make a positive change on the environment. We want to focus on minimizing the deforestation of rain-forests as well as preserving the rare and extinct wildlife within them. We are trying our best at the moment to build awareness of these issues. The farm consists of 50% planted with teak trees since 1994 and the other half its part primary forest and the rest abundant wild life, macaw, toucans and other birds, including wild pigs. Numerous pristine water flowing creeks and waterfalls abound within the farm. The land is hilly and about 123 acres of hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Farm may also be accessed from Jaco Beach and Quebrada Ganado. It’s also close to Punta Leona beach Hotel. The hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean may be developed into lots. The farm has about 2km of public road frontage. Across from the farm lots have been sold to foreigners. There is a development project for lots and construction approved from the entrance of Quebrada Ganado road leading to the farm. Please visit: www.goldentreefarm.com for more information.
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Advance Bulletin Commentary: Sustainable Development or the Constitution — Which Do You Choose? A proposal for Abundance Ecology

(PRWEB) May 14, 2004

Achieving Abundance Ecology requires a direct relationship between man and the land, Abundance Ecologist Michael Shaw said recently in a presentation to the Trans-Heritage Association annual meeting and conference in Alpine Texas. Shaw speaks from experience. Shaw has received acclaim for creating an ecological oasis from a blighted 75-acre parcel on the central coast of California — what he calls “Liberty Garden” (http://www.libertygarden.com).

“To release the potential productivity and diversity of a landscape, an owner must be free to engage in rigorous disturbance, and free to pursue a reasoned and creative process of trial and error. This process would be suited to the choice of each individual and the uniqueness of each property,” Shaw said. The attached article includes key excerpts from Shaw’s presentation to the Trans-Texas Heritage Association.

Shortage Ecology

“Sustainable Development” is the current buzz term that represents the effort to collectivize property in America by controlling and limiting human action. Sustainable Development is a synonym for “shortage ecology” and is embodied in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which is the foundation of the land use element of Sustainable Development.

ESA is predicated on international treaties and is rooted in the Precautionary Principle, which abandons the legal standard that presumes innocence. Since ESA puts the government in control of plants, the ideals of private property are destroyed, natural resource shortages arise, and natural calamities — such as devastating forest fires — increase.

Political Theory

George Washington was right when he said: “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”

Private property, after all, begins with our physical person, extends to our thoughts, proceeds as our expression, becomes our action, and results in something we create or obtain. If an agent of force denies an individual the use of possessions, including land, that individual is contemporaneously denied the liberty necessary to advance his or her own life. When the use of o¬ne’s property and one’s liberty have been squelched by big government, the dignity of human life itself has been trampled.

Political theory probes the question, “Who decides…?” To answer this question, it is helpful to examine the philosophy underlying the treatment of property. Immediately, a contrast is seen between the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America and the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration of Human Rights

Unalienable Rights

Under the American Constitutional system, individuals decide and direct the terms of their lives. The application of political theory that respects the dignity of each individual is premised o­n the idea that man’s rights are unalienable, and that justice must be dispensed equally. The political theory of Liberty presupposes that an individual’s rights are inherent to, our imbued within, the individual’s nature; from this, it follows that the individual has a natural right to his or her life, liberty, and property.

Granted Rights

The political theory behind contemporary political globalism answers the question quite differently. Under the Declaration of Human Rights, the permission to have and use property is obtained by way of government grant. This is because people grant “human rights” and, as such, people can take them away…

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