The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize has made a new call for environment protection, and above all new development for decisive action .A new global institution just for environment?.
Does this means global warming might become the justification for constraining economic growth, human freedom and trade?.This is something what some analyst are afraid of.
First of all, environment protection should not be a constraint for economic growth. It is a matter of making them both complementary, instead of substitutes.-
Secondly, those countries which pursue environment protection policies, have been capable of improving both :Economic growth potential, human freedom and trade , keeping at the same time the proper attention to environment. In Latin America ,Brazil, Uruguay and Chile are good examples about that.-
Third, It is hard that a new ideology comes up from environment ,because every one is watching what it is going on with it, and the expected effect of doing nothing .On the other hand , It is not a matter of belief, it is a matter of fact. Science and scientific community although without unanimity , recognizes that human intervention has some important probability of being responsible for global warming. Even though it could also be part of a cyclical pattern, it is obvious that such a pattern in the last years has been above the trend .The Inconvenient truth documental has made it clear for all.-
Fourth. At this point ,it is too late for such an issue to become an ideology .Thus it should be the basis for a new environmental pragmatism.-
Fifth .Environment is like most of the cases of common property goods. Because nobody might claim property right about it ,there is no incentive to take care of its exploitation level. The expected outcome, is the collapse of such a resource. This a fact which applies for all resources in such a situation, underground water, river side contamonation, fishery industry and the like.
Sixth .Markets mechanism can solve a lack of property right claim, assigning such a right to every firm which contribute to reduce environment damage. Those claims are traded in secondary green markets ,with very high potential for benefit for everyone involve in such a transaction However this markets mechanism can not make the difference as fast as it is needed.-
PD: I WANT TO MAKE THIS CONTRIBUTION JUST FOR THE VALUE OF ENVIRONMENT ITSELF,AS THE INHERITANCE FOR MANKIND ON OCTOBER 15TH IN THE BLOG ACTION DAY.-