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Posted by Andy on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 12:23am.

This is my essay for the forum that I am attentding in few weeks time. The topic is shown below. Please make any corrections and check any awkward pharses A.S.A.P Thank you

Can we balance Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation?

Can we balance economic growth and environmental conservation? The question sounds so simple, yet, it is a complicated and an important issue which is being discussed today. Most recently, the rise of the developing countries such as China is incredibly fast with the development of the industrial factories as well as increasing number of exports. As their wealth enhances progressively, the more they build and push on with their work. This is considered necessary as it not only gives people an opportunity to be employed, but it also strengthens the nation’s economic status. However, the consequences of this non-stop development are always inevitable. Whether or not it is big or small, these efforts to raise the nations’ finance is somehow linked to environmental damage such as pollution, destruction of land and endangering wildlife. It is not possible however, to stop developing just for the sake of environmental protection. It is difficult for us to balance the economic growth and environmental conservation; nevertheless, neither one cannot be relinquished.

There is no doubt that most countries would want them to be more economically strong and environmentally friendly. Developing countries are the usual cases where these issues are dominant. In order for a country to merge into the wealthy and powerful nation, it requires to meet a high expectancy of financial standing as well as global leadership. China for example, has been the most successful developing country since 2007 till today. With average economic growth rate of 11% from 2007 to 2008, its development was 3 times the average of the worlds. With its overflowing numbers of factories, it earned itself a new nickname, ‘The world’s biggest factory’. Despite the fact that these industrial units are prospering the nation’s economy, its impact on the environment is quite severe. According to the WHO and the World Bank, about 750,000 people die every year because of the polluted air and drinking water, and about 320 million people only have access to unsafe water. Moreover, China became the world’s no.1 SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) and ODS (Ozone-depleting substance), and no.2 CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emitting country in just a few years. People who live nearby these factories held numerous demonstrations under dangerous circumstances claimed that they would rather die protesting than dying from cancer because of the pollution. It cannot be said that either one is right or the other is wrong. Yes, these factories brought environmental destruction, but we cannot forget the fact that it gave people work and strengthened the nation’s fiscal state.

Another recent example is the Amazon crisis of Bagua province in Peru. The Amazon holds about one fifth of the world’s flora and fauna and it is often called as ‘the Earth’s Lung’. Regarding this priceless nature, Peru gave the United States an authority to develop Amazon in any way during the US–Peru FTA on December 14th, 2007 and they are expected to develop about 72% of what is there. Whilst the Government’s intention was to stimulate the economy as well as giving people an opportunity to work, the natives who live in Amazon wasn’t too bright on this decision. Since then, the natives raised their voices and often protested against the government in order to receive life security and to preserve the environment. Cases in China and Peru are just another example of what is happening today. By looking at these issues around the globe, this is not to be dealt easily but to come up with the solution that can achieve both economical success as well as environment conservation. The question is; how are we going to do this?
The first solution is to have frequent meetings between countries such as G-8 Summit or even G-20 Summit like several weeks ago. These gatherings enable nations worldwide to share and express their opinion, in addition to coming up with solution for this global economic-environmental issue. A good example of the upcoming solution is the ‘Green New Deal’ plan as well as ‘Sustainable Development’ policy. The Green New Deal plan outlines series of proposals regarding climate change, financial crisis and peak oil. The Sustainable Development policy is somewhat different, but in close margin. This policy deals with effective use of natural resources so we can all have access to it while preserving the environment. These solutions are highly successful when applied as it not only contributes to economic growth but also saving the Mother Nature. To do so, countries working together as a whole and acting fast according to the plan proposed are the key to solve this problem successfully.

In addition to this, we can work individually to help save the environment while the government struggles to come up with their own solution. When we develop certain items such as a fridge or a car, we can work on how to make these goods environmentally friendly while being economically successful. These new ideas will not only save the environment, but it will also be booming in the industry of exports. Furthermore, whilst factories and development sites harm the environment in many ways, we as an individual can work from the small things such as turning the tap off while brushing our teeth, turning off all unnecessary lights or using more public transport. These tiny efforts we put in can seem pointless, but as a penny saved is a penny gained, it can be a huge turnout when everyone commits. Whether it is working as an individual, or as a family, or as a social group, or as a government, as a country or as a human race, the solution can be made.

Anyone would agree that there is a complicated bond between the economic measure and the environmental preservation. To achieve them both, it is a hard work but neither one can be given up. The only way to work it out is to have responsibility in ourselves and put in as much as we can as an individual, or as a group. Following the plan the nations come up with on top of working on eco-friendly items will also help to change the situation. Yes, there still is a long way to go, but it can be feasible.

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