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The US and Global Sustainable Development: Politics,  Policy and Priorities 21:12 Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs Cancun (now) – meeting of international signatories on UN Framework  Convention on Climate Change (1994)  World governing law on the effects of climate change Not big in the news Probably nothing important will come out of it – general trend since treaty was  first signed Meeting in Japan 2 weeks ago on the Convention on Biological Diversity  (environmental treaty signed 18 years ago)  Committed to slowing and ultimately halting the extinction of species Currently in 6 th  rate extinction period of earth’s history  Never signed by US – viewed as a violation of private property rights, issue  during 1992 election  Goal to slow rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010 (made in 2002)  Taking neglectful risks, not calculated and not thinking about consequences and  implications for ourselves and the planet (and future generations)  The challenge of sustainable development: combining economic growth with  environmental sustainability Economic growth is happening in the world (even through the recession) but  needs to be combined with planetary sanity and respect to the earth’s  ecosystem, natural environment, biodiversity Climate change, ocean acidification, ozone depletion (will be reversed because 
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course CICS 101 taught by Professor Farnsworth during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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