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IR 210 Analytical Exercise #3 GINs

IR 210 Analytical Exercise #3 GINs - The process of cutting...

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The process of cutting down, burning, or damaging an area of forests and trees, known as deforestation, has been occurring for many centuries. The loss of these forests is more than just an issue of the depletion of beautiful regions. If deforestation continues at the rate it is now, the world’s rainforests could vanish in as little as 100 years, which would in turn have many affects on the global climate as well as eliminating many unique plants and animals around the world. In order to decrease or stop deforestation, a global issues network (GIN) must be established. This GIN would consist of a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Greenpeace, Home Depot, Inc., and both the United States and Canadian governments. The WWF is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that “leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats” ( www.worldwildlife.org ). The WWF is also working “to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals” ( www.worldwildlife.org ). Because the WWF works in over 100 countries, has been around for over 50 years and has more than four million supporters worldwide, as well as their focus on preserving the environment and different species, they are an ideal civil society actor for this GIN.
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