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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Environment and Development
In recent news, the World Bank has launched a global partnership aimed at integrating countries to include the costs ofenviornmental degradation into their national accounts. Some might argue against such a revaluation of ecosystem conservation within the political agenda of the international community, in that it puts precedence on economics rather than take into account the greater implications that such a policy could have on human well being...Nevertheless the environmental impacts that have effected human well-being have been associated with the negligence of policy makers to implement sound policies on environmental sustainability. Whether the costs of implementing an initiative based on economics of environmental sustainability is great or limited is left for contention. However one might see it, this is a monumental step in international ecosystem conservation. What are your opinions on the World Bank's initiatives?