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Overview – Resources in a Sustainable Economy – Environmental Public Policy – Benefit-Cost Analysis of Environmental Public Policy Unsustainable Growth: China • Benefits middle class poverty – 90% literacy • Costs – Air pollution •Premature deaths •16 of world’s most polluted cities – Water pollution •High cancer rates • No enforcement of environmental laws – NGOs • Economics • Economic goods & services depend on the environment • Economy – System of exchanges of goods & services – Goods & services are produced, distributed, and consumed • Economic activity impacts all society – Government regulations impose limits Economic Development • Problems change as per capita income – Some environmental problems – Some environmental problems , then – Some environmental problems Economic Systems • Classical economic theory – Economic activity – Land (natural resources), labor, & capital • Centrally planned economy – Rulers decide • Free-market economy – Capitalist economy – Market decides • Government regulation • International trade – World Trade Organization Exercise 1 • Think, Pair, Share • Topic: The World Trade Organization has a reputation for promoting free trade over human rights & environmental concerns. How has that conflict led to a breakdown of talks in WTO negotiations? Sustainable Economy Resources
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course BIOLOGY 36 taught by Professor Teresafinnern during the Fall '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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