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This paintings is the expressly-environmental bookend to the "Frontier concerns in monetary concept" sequence. the aim of this quantity is to synthesise and synopsise the major paintings from the various various disciplines which could give a contribution to socially and environmentally responsible/sustainable improvement.

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Its termination within the lifetime of someone born today is inevitable – unless it continues to be sustained for a while longer by an entrenched minority at the cost of imposing great suffering on the rest of mankind. 1972 also saw the publication of Limits to Growth by a global think-tank known as the Club of Rome and the first serious international discussion of global environmental issues at the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. The Club of Rome (Meadows et al, 1972) report attempted to combine optimism concerning human potential to innovate and transcend environmental and demographic problems with a warning that if contemporary trends continued there would be dire consequences.

Globalization and Sustainable Development 13 the country of origin. ‘Footloose capital’ would be fettered. Multinationals would not be allowed to move from country to country seeking lower labour and environmental standards in order to boost or maintain profitability. Instead, corporations would be obliged, through incentives, to set high standards and would be punished if they did not. Producers and consumers should carry their own costs and not dump them on other people. Monbiot writes (2003): The FTO would, in this respect, function as a licensing body: a company would not be permitted to trade between nations unless it could demonstrate that, at every stage of production, manufacture and distribution, its own operations and those of its suppliers and sub-contractors met the necessary standards.

As Robinson and Tinker (1997) note, one of the main obstacles to developing a common conceptual framework incorporating social, economic and ecological problems is the lack of genuine consensus among experts in each discipline as to how ecological, economic and social systems relate to one another. The resulting ‘trifocal’ vision makes understanding the world, international and national policy development, and effective action a major challenge. This is sometimes exacerbated by occasional tendencies for one group of experts to see their approach as being more fundamental than any other.

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