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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/12/11 Sustainable Development Chapter 5 Production and Consumption
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4/12/11 Choices as producers and consumers Sustainable development is about making better choices as producers and consumers – choices that do not use up our resources or create consequences that we literally can’t live with. To make good choices we have to know something about the products
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4/12/11 Partnership between Government and Businesses Governments and businesses must work together to make sustainable choices available and more visible to consumers. People need incentives including information and education to begin consuming sustainably.
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Examples Experience also shows that environmentally related taxes (“green” or “eco taxes”) and emissions trading can be efficient instruments. They can force polluters (whether producers or consumers) to take into account the costs of pollution and can help to reduce the demand for harmful products. Ireland’s 2002 “plastax” led to a 90%
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course EVR 3013 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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