International Environmental Policy
The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer modeling of unchecked economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. [ 1 ] Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation [ 2 ] and commissioned by the Club of Rome it was first presented at the 3.
GDP real growth rates, 1990–1998 and 1990–2006, in selected countries. Economic growth is the increase in the amount of the goods and services produced by an economy over time. It is conventionally measured as the percent rate of increase in real gross domestic product , or real GDP . [ 1 ] Growth is usually calculated in real terms, i.e. inflation-adjusted terms, in order to obviate the distorting effect of inflation on the price of the goods produced. In economics , "economic growth" or "economic growth theory" typically refers to growth of potential output , i.e., production at " full employment ". As an area of study, economic growth is generally distinguished from development economics .
Our Common Future , also known as the Brundtland Report , from the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) was published in 1987. Its targets were multilateralism and interdependence of nations in the search for a sustainable development path. The report sought to recapture the spirit of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment - the Stockholm Conference - which had introduced environmental concerns to the formal political development sphere. Our Common Future placed environmental issues firmly on the political agenda; it aimed to discuss the environment and development as one single issue.
Gabon and its newly created network of 13 national parks is a sanctuary for tropical wildlife, and boasts some of the most majestic scenery in the world. Along Gabon's coast, towards the border of neighbouring Congo Brazzaville, lies the Gamba Complex of protected areas. Undiscovered, and stunningly beautiful. In this area - almost 1.5 times Yellowstone National Park - 10,000 people live, but are outnumbered by 11,000 forest elephants. The habitat is a mix of dense tropical rainforests, wide open savannahs, swamps and lagoons bordering deserted ocean beaches. Rich variety of species The Gamba Complex is not only home to elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, 4 species of marine turtle, manatees, hippos and the like, but is also at the heart of Gabon's main economy: oil.