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Environmental policy versus the economyIt is in the ring set up by greedy corporations and enviro tree huggers where the top card is the economy versus the environment To help gain support the economy yells The Green groups may decry economic growth but it is growth itself that makes environmental protection possible and popularpollution is as old as human activity but only recently have we been rich enough to worry about it10 On the other side we have Putting pollution controls in place-or even preventing pollution in the first place-sometimes saves businesses money1 Its not a question of jobs versus the environment There will be no jobs left on a dead scorched Earth2 While the government tries to satisfy both sides neither the environment nor the economy seems to really be winningIn June of 1992 most world countries and a vast array of private organizations gathered in Rio de Janeiro Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development This Rio Conference represented a major international effort to address the common environmental term sustainability Sustainability was understood as being able to maintain a continuing progress that does no further damage to the ecosystemAt the Rio Conference two main international agreements were made First a convention to cut down emissions that creates global warming President Bush agreed to sign this after prudent objections Second a convention to protect biodiversity President Bush refused to sign this making the United States the only major state not to accept the biodiversity treaty5 Later on President Clinton signed the treaty and reversed the United States position8The convention to protect biodiversity was a perfect example of how the developed countries resisted strong language in the treaties This was done because with an already powerful economy the more flexible terms would better ensure no restrictions that would really effect their economy This clarifies how much power the business industry has over politics While the president was at the summit to help
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