The Pros And Cons Of Sustainable Development

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LA21 (Local Agenda 21) views sustainable development and ensuring a better quality of life, now and in the future, for everyone as a community issue, involving all sectors of society, including community groups, industries and the government. The aim is to create local policies and programs that work towards achieving sustainable development. Through LA21, local communities will, together with their local government, identify and analyse sustainable development issues, and then formulate and put into action plans to address these issues. This is easier said than done as many regions have found it very difficult to make LA21 work. Many industries and residents are sceptical of the local government and do not wish to participate. This leads to a failure in LA21 as the people do not trust the government. LA21 shows that sustainable development can only be achieved with the involvement of every sphere of society, it is a joint effort.

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The advantage of regulatory regulation allows the government to act swiftly and ban the use of pollutants which harms the environment. The disadvantages of regulatory regulation is that the regulator has to know, in depth, about the activities that are referred to. It is very costly and takes up a lot of time. There is no incentive that is given to firms to produce less pollution and polluters are not given encouragement to do the correct thing but are rather penalised for overstepping the limits. Economic regulation encourages firms

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