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How can we increase the effectiveness of Environmental Law?

Environmental law is a fairly new concept, and it is increasing becoming more apparent that we must put measures into place that reduce the amount of pollution we transmit into the biosphere.

A growing consumerism population will indefinitely put increasing pressure on the environment, however enforcing countries to be sustainable is especially difficult since Environmental International Law is not legally binding (meaning countries have the option whether to sign a protocol).

How can we increase the effectiveness of Environmental Law, would a single universal definition of ‘the environment’ help or should greater enforcement measures be put into place?

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  • Nov 12 2013: why do we always think monopolized force through the channel of government is necessary in making a positive difference? What is any proposed environmental law going to do to actually make a difference. Watch John Stossels "Green Tyranny" he has the lead NASA climatologist on talk about how all proposed regulation will do very little to stop climate change while it murders the global economy. Have you read Obamas proposed global environment plan? if its not a ponzi scheme i dont know what is? The real way to make change is to invest in science and technology, thats it that all. Plus you think the developing world will ever comply with global environmental regulation while in the pursuit of industrializing. ha what a joke. An enlightened masses is always helpful and if people vote with their wallet and support companies with good policies that will do way more than any existing environment law since companies will all adjust to the feedback of consumers out of necessity.

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