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Environmentalism in the World

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780198066750
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080106 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0007
Environmentalism in the World

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The globalization that took place in the 1990s coincided with the dramatic upsurge of environmentalism all over the world. The 1990s marked the end of the cold war which paved the way for the economic and political sweep of globalization and also the rise of the global movement for environmental protection. The environmental conventions and agreements which were signed during 1972–80 were less associated with public goods of international concern, but had more to do with national environmental problems of international concern. This chapter examines the local impact of these conventions and its communication systems. It considers climate change in relation to the World Trade Organization and explores the problem of upscaling local environmental success in order to enjoy global environmental benefits. It also discusses why some nation-states welcome imported hazardous wastes.

Keywords: World Trade Organization; globalization; environmentalism; environmental protection; environmental conventions; climate change; public goods; environmental problems; nation-states; hazardous wastes

Chapter.  26192 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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