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In his article John McCormick establishes that the number of NGOs present in the world today probably exists well into the six figures P 60 Assuming that the role of NGOs is to keep governmental organizations in check when it comes to environmental issues it frustrated me to think that there actually could be such problems with environmental issues Certainly hundreds of thousands of such organizations must be able to regulate the environment in an efficient manner so to keep the major problems in check right But I soon learned that the NGOs themselves are often corrupt in their cooperation and may actually hinder the regulation of environmental standardsBefore attacking these NGOs their specific contributions to environmental protections must be established It seems that NGOs made the most significant gains at and after the Stockholm conference They established specific practices that were aimed at protecting the environment not only at national levels but internationally NGOs acted as liasons between nations with alternative views Most importantly these NGOs were established to communicate the goals of such conferences as Stockholm and the Brundtland Commission and to pressure cooperating nations into achieving these goals without the type of pressure that would create chaos amongst the nationsKey to the growth of NGOs was the rapid advancement of communication technology Not only did these advances in communication help to build stronger bonds among NGOs but it also spurred on the growth of umbrella bodies for smaller local organizations The Phillipines alone have 18000 NGOs McCormick 59I find that this huge number of NGOs while at first may seem beneficial most likely act to oppose each other In a country the size of the Phillipines I find it hard to believe however environmentally aware its people are that there can exist so many separate groups fighting for a similar cause Which brings me to the limitations of the NGOs It seems that with so many organizations worldwide working towards bettering the
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