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3.   Policy makers and activists have pointed toward the possibility of a new “Green Deal,” at  national and global levels.   What would a comprehensive set of sustainable  development policies include?  Is such a transformative approach possible?   Discuss  national and global levels separately as well as the potential linkages.  Integrate relevant  articles from News #6 and #8, as well as course readings such as Stiglitz, Worldwatch, Clark  et al., Loewenberg, Meyer and Shutkin. Argument: Economic Policies Sustainable economic growth- growth that doesn’t harm the environment Balance between exports and domestic demand- balance the economic makeup  of the country, not too heavily dependent on either, (ex. Germany-exports, US- consumer demand) Energy policy, economic restructuring and greener infrastructure (outfit current  buildings to be more green) Environmental Policies Economic growth that is earth friendly Renewable resources, mass transit, green building Kyoto protocol, 1997-2012, current negotiations for new global agreement on  carbon emissions reduction Social Policies Economic growth that promotes human rights and democracy Growth policies that reduce inequality Development strategies that address social issues: poverty, housing, Chlamydia,  ethnic conflicts Barack  wants to promote many of these policies, in a change from the Bush policies that  didn’t include sustainable development Proposes a “Green Deal”, where through the creation of renewable energy  sources (wind, solar, hydroelectric, clean coal) and other alternative energy  sources, we can create jobs here in the US, stimulate the economy and rid our  dependence on foreign energy
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Stiglitz  - environmental protection is a necessary area of change  - globalization includes the environmental movement - believes in a managed market economy, which focuses on active governance and to  emphasize intrinsic values, such as the environment  - success is not just measured by the economy, but by other factors such as social and  political stability, education, living standards, and the environment  - criticizes the WTO partly because of their lack of accountability- lack of democratic  oversight and no transparency, and environmental, human rights and other groups are  not involved in policy-making in the DSP when they should be -   Worldwatch  - need global movement against environmental programs - need greater commitment and resources - must fix global water crisis, fix climate change, deforestation -  Wangari Maathai o Green Belt movement- a grassroots environmental NGO program which has helped prevent soil erosion by planting trees
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