Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: The Emergence of Global Environmental Problems and the Critical Need to Develop Sustainable Development Programs at State and Local Levels in the United States

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Donald A. Brown

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

Globalization of markets and communications is making us aware that we are becoming residents in a global village. No small part of this awareness is an increasing consciousness that what we do or do not do in our own neighborhood can have ripple effects over the entire planet. Yet, despite a growing recognition of environmental interdependence of all peoples, the United States (U.S.) has thus far failed to develop an environmental law regime that responds to the growing global environmental problems. This part of the Article examines the explosion of environmental law in the United States, the growth of global environmental concern, and the U.S. response to these concerns.

Keywords: climate change, emissions, biodiversity, sustainability, greenhouse gases

JEL Classification: D63, K32, K33, O13, O20, Q01, Q20, Q28, Q30, Q38, Q54

Suggested Citation

Brown, Donald A., Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: The Emergence of Global Environmental Problems and the Critical Need to Develop Sustainable Development Programs at State and Local Levels in the United States (1996). 5 Dick. J. Env. L. Pol. 175, Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-44, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2304294

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