It is argued that the local authorities should let one international organization handle environmental issues. I agree that having one global organization specializing in solving environmental problems can be beneficial but we should not exclude the government’s responsibility.
Having one international organization to solve environmental problems around the globe allows greater cooperation between countries. Not every country is developed enough to address and deal with environmental issues properly. Developing countries like Ethiopia and Sudan have to face many issues besides environmental ones, such as starvation, illiteracy, governmental instability… They do not have enough resources and abilities to clear up every matter. Thus, to develop effective solutions to environmental problems, they need international support, especially form developed countries, which can be more easily attained when there is one international organization connecting all countries together.
On the other hand, I believe it is necessary for every country’s government to deal with their own environmental problems. Although the environmental problems between different nations can share a lot of similarities, each country’s problems stem from different causes that need different approaches and solutions. For example, the American Southwestern region is facing risks of desertification due to unsustainable use of resources and deforestation. Meanwhile, Beijing, China’s desertification derives from population pressure and the terrific speed of urbanization. Hence, these two countries need to establish distinct solutions to their own difficulties, which calls for the responsibility and intervention of the authorities.
In conclusion, although it is good to have an international organization to assist with solving environmental problems, the government’s role remains critical in ensuring thorough resolution.
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