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Bio36_02_Policy - 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 4 5 1 2 6 7 Overview Ch 2...

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1 Overview Ch. 2: Economics, Politics, & Public Policy – Economics & the Environment – Resources in a Sustainable Economy – Environmental Public Policy – Benefit-Cost Analysis of Environmental Public Policy – Politics & the Environment Unsustainable Growth: China • Benefits middle class poverty – 90% literacy • Costs – Air pollution •Premature deaths •16 of world’s most polluted cities – Water pollution •Sewage & industrial wastes •High cancer rates No enforcement of environmental laws – NGOs Economics & the Environment • Economics – The production, distribution, & consumption of goods and services 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 – May damage human health & environment – 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 •Flow of money & products – Land (natural resources), labor, & capital •Invested to produce goods & services 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?
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