Global Issues Affecting The Environment

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ENVIRONMENT:
The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof. It is an environment that encompasses the interaction of all living species. But in the present world one is not satisfied with the environment. This makes us arrive 3 direct questions:
What are the global issues affecting the Environment?
Why there is a need to address these global issues?
What efforts have been taken to resolve these global issues?
Our environment is constantly changing. There is no denying that. However, as our environment changes, so does the need to become increasingly aware of the problems that surround it. Our planet is poised at the brink of a severe environmental crisis. Current environmental
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The broad categories of "natural resources" and "environmental quality" include such areas as air and water pollution, forests and wildlife, hazardous waste, agricultural practices, wetlands, and land-use planning. In the United States, some of the more widely known environmental laws are the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
Distinguishing between Hard and Soft International Law
A distinction is often made between hard and soft international law. Hard international law generally refers to agreements or principles that are directly enforceable by a national or international body. Soft international law refers to agreements or principles that are meant to influence individual nations to respect certain norms or incorporate them into national law. Soft international law by itself is not enforceable. It serves to articulate standards widely shared, or aspired to, by nations.
MEASURES TAKEN:
Addressing the global environmental problems that threaten our living planet requires national efforts as well as international collaboration on both bilateral and multilateral level and the active participation of all members of the international
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was established, as one of the productive consequences of the 1972 Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference). The UNEP provides a basis for comprehensive consideration and coordinated action within the UN system on the problems of environment.

The Declaration on the Human Environment was adopted at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) that was held in June, 1972. The term “sustainable development” was first used in the Brundtland Report, prepared by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 in which it is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own

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