The Environmental Dimension of the World System


In recent decades, the environmental agenda gained prominence across all the domains of the global system. This impact is due to a variety of objective and subjective factors. Environmental considerations became an integral part of the global economics and politics due to deterioration of the environment, wide recognition of the severity of the depth and scale of ecological problems, new opportunities acknowledged by large-scale, medium-sized and small enterprises, as well as for a number of other reasons. The environmental component is on the increase in the global economy, trade and investments, labor migration, R&D, scientific cooperation, information exchange. Environmental protection issues are already among the key components of global agenda and an important factor of global instability. Environmental security is becoming an integral part of national security, especially in the areas of resource control and

Authors: Natalya Piskulova

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