Environmental Institutions Success And Failures Essay

1851 Words Dec 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Environmental Institutions Success and Failures
Globalization has been beneficial for many countries; there has been a bigger flow of information between countries, cultures are intermingling, and there is now a global market for companies and consumers who can access products from different countries. However, globalization has also created issues as well. One issue I will be focusing on is the environmental impact of globalization. “Industry, mass consumption and the increased energy needs of a growing global population are partly responsible for pollution, resource depletion and species extinction. Globalization has occurred alongside and sometimes nurtured these developments.” (What is the Impact of Globalization on the Environment, pg.110) Globalization has affected the ecological cycle due to the increase in consumption, and the increase in the transportation of goods. The fuel used in transporting these goods has increased pollution levels in the environment, landscape intrusion, and has led to the depletion of the ozone layer and continues to add to the greenhouse effect (buzzle.com). In this essay I will be focusing on the issues global institutions face, as well as their success and failures as they try to combat the effects of environmental challenges. There are plenty of state actors involved in the effort to protect the earth’s environment; however, state actions can only do so much. Environment problems are global in scope, and not all states are able (or…

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