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Mark Eliot Shere states in his article, “Building trust: Conservatives and the environment,” that “People are responsible for the natural world because this world has been entrusted to us by a higher Creator.” Everyone has a part in keeping God’s creation what He made it to be by preserving and restoring it. A specific way that Christians can do this is by recycling. Some areas of recycling that will be covered in the next few paragraphs are: what exactly is recycling, the fact that God created everything, and the three R’s of recycling. Also, does recycling really matter, can you really make a difference, and how? When going through this you, keep one thing in mind; God placed each person here on His creation to prepare them for great things.
The consumption of precious resources (land, food, water, clean air) threatens the earth's environment and the diversity of species. Short of exterminating half the world's people, what is to be done? A policy of controlled development -"sustainable development"-was codified at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro. Momentum had been building since United Nations Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972. At Stockholm the outline for sustainable development was first drafted and presented to the world's leaders and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) was born.
In the following years, two global environmental summits have taken place in an effort to intertwine the three pillars of the sustainable development: economic prosperity, environmental protection, and social equity. These two summits included the Rio Summit in 1992 and the... ... middle of paper ... ...ls are still yet to be accomplished. The first step to solving a dilemma is recognizing that there is a problem. With this said, the world has taken the initiative to realize its problems and has started to implement solutions. For example, one of the goals set at the Johannesburg Summit was the development of a set of precise goals to reduce world poverty by half within the next decade.
The Kyoto Protocol is the world’s first international treaty on climate change and was adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janerio in 1992, and has been ratified by 154 countries (Renowden, 2007). The protocol itself contains provisions for a cap and trade market between nation states (MacKenzie, 2009). An emissions trading scheme m... ... middle of paper ... .... New Zealand Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report . Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. New Zealand Climate Change Programme.
Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has had devastating effects on the environment. The Earth has been ransacked by people for its natural resources. If mankind doesn’t act now and become environmentally conscious there will be devastating effects in the future. People need to realize that in order to succeeded as a species we need to care for our environmental sustainability. The concept of sustainability is that its based on the premise that people and their communities are made up of environmental, economic and social systems that are constantly working together to achieve balance in ecosystem.
Global Warming Global Warming is a rising threat to the state of the world, causing serious rising in sea levels, rapid melting in the Arctic, and elevated living costs, and must be ended, or at least drastically slowed, in order to create/maintain a healthy, inhabitable planet. As Africa News Service stated “The dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human... it’s not just about melting ice, threatened animals and plants. It’s about the human problems of hunger, disease, drought, flooding, refugees and war, becoming worse...” African News Service, “The Reality of Climate Change,” Associated Press, 27 Mar. 2014. One of the most evident and widely publicised consequences of global warming is the rapid melting of both the Western and Northern Antarctic ice masses.
1988 the ‘IPCC’ was setup by the ‘United Nations’ to look at reports and the findings, they advised measures to stop ‘greenhouse gases to prevent global warming’. 1992 ‘154 nations signed the UNFCCC’ this was to set targets to ‘reduce emissions’ 1997 ‘Kyoto Protocol’ is an ‘international treaty and legally binding for industrialised nations to cut emissions 178 countries’ signed this treaty which was in ‘force in 2005’(ibid). There have been four different meeting each setting up different names, treaties after looking at the findings in each case, this is to make sure all countries are aware of global warming. The causes of global warming are the emission to the earth’s atmosphere of CO2, these come from ‘fossil fuel like coal: oil, gas, and deforestation’. The world uses these fossil fuel to ‘heat homes and building for growing, transporting and cooking food, travelling, treating water to make it drinkable, manufacturing, from clothes to fridges and plastic bags and batteries’ (Direct.gov.
The primary focus will be on the formation of Agenda 21, outlined at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. More specifically, the analysis will examine the policy mechanism for implementation in local communities known as Local Agenda 21 and the role of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). ISSUES The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio was just one of several international conferences on the environment assembled since the early 1970’s. In 1972, the United Nations conference on Human Environment was held in Stockholm to address acid rain and regional pollution problems of northern Europe. This was the first international gathering to recognize environment and development issues.
These global issues require international attention and action and the ultimate submission of certain national sovereignty. This protective “skin” of our earth is in utter turmoil and can solely rely on an international environmental movement. Can the pursuit of wealth and power justify the loss of the environment- the very body that supports all living organisms? The actions of all humans today are manipulating indefinite aspects to the environment and sadly enough, the continuance of the human species in generations to come. In order to assess the significance of international environmental law in accordance with deforestation and desertificatio... ... middle of paper ... ...Nigel.