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This paper discusses the importance of not only developing sustainable policies but also implementing them. According to the paper, there are various methods and levels of implementation, including through international, national, provincial, and municipal facets. The paper further highlights each level, which has its own organizational structure, although in many cases the separate levels work together. Additionally the paper discusses international cooperation with sustainability, noting the role of international organizations, such as the UN or EU, in promoting it. Then, the paper addresses localized efforts to promote sustainability, noting the similarities and differences from those on an international level. Finally, the paper addresses sustainability on an organizational level, focusing on educational institutions.
From the Paper:'International initiatives prove the most different out of the four, based on the fact that regulatory bodies find it much harder to create and implement international sustainability initiatives. Each country can technically do what it wants. Thus, regulation comes in the form of regulating participating nations in organizations such as the United Nations (UN) or the European Union (EU). In order to participate in such organizations and enjoy the benefits that come with them, nations must adhere to some basic guidelines, including some set out for the implementation of sustainable practice (Swanson et al. 2004). In 1994 the UN adopted policies of ecological integrity; and according to research, "this concept covers adopting sustainable development plans and regulations," (Blackburn 2007:649). Thus, in its fundamental structure, the UN sets out regulations for its members to therefore follow. Additionally, "It requires that renewable resources be consumed no faster than they can be regenerated, and that the use of non-renewables be minimized," (Blackburn 2007:649). The UN has been fundamental in establishing international sustainability strategies. The UN Global Compact of 1999 is governed over by a UN panel made up of representatives from various nations, allowing for a broader representation of all nations incorporated within the larger UN organizational structure. Along with requiring environmental responsibility, it requires..."
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- Manitoba. (2010). The Sustainable Development Act. C.C.S.M. c. S2740. Retrieved March 23, 2010 from http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/s270e.php
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