ERIC Number: ED325045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-7
Reference Count: N/A
The Mission of the University in Economic Development and Environmental Preservation: Management of Local and Regional Resources in an Interdependent World System.
This presentation reviews the key dimensions of the environment problem and estimates the probable costs of arresting future environmental damage by expenditures to be undertaken in support of sustainable development during the decade of the 90s. It deals with the problem of pursuing a minimum "socially necessary" growth rate in the world economy required to meet the key aspirations of today's generation by the year 2000. It argues that the opportunities presented by the current international situation involving detente between the superpowers will enable the developed countries to transfer to developing countries the resources needed to supplement domestic efforts for bringing about growth. It also argues that there will be enough resources left over, after providing for growth, to address the key dimensions of the global environment problem in both developing and developed countries by expenditures to be made during the 1990s, so that sustainable development can be ensured for the 21st century and beyond. Environmental problems considered include global warming, deforestation, land degradation, and the pressure of population growth on environmental resources. The argument is supported by projections of resource requirements. An annex to the paper contains an extract from a statement by Thorvald Stoltenberg concerning a system of development contracts. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Univ., Tokyo (Japan). World Inst. for Development Economics Research.
Note: Paper presented at the International Association of Universities General Conference (9th, Helsinki, Finland, August 5-11, 1990).