Ecology and "national egoism"

Today no one from among the sane scientists and politicians have questioned the existence of environmental problems of global significance, as well as the futility of continuing the previous (technocratic) society's development. The question is: how come for concerted action reporter "local" public aspirations?
You can discuss the ambiguity of the term "ecological egoism" (or "national egoism in the environmental field"), particularly in relation to under-developed countries, but in any case, the deficit of material resources, poverty, as well as the imperfection of technology at the end of the XX century., Not can justify the continuing destruction of ecological systems. In this sense, and acid rain in eastern North America and in Western Europe, and the tragedy of Chernobyl, and the degradation of the Amazon jungle, and a violation of the natural balance in the Persian Gulf war in 1993 - there are manifestations of the same environmental selfishness. Such a broad interpretation is justified by its full awareness of governments and the public around the impending environmental calamities and their serious consequences.
It would be wrong to reduce the environmental movement in the modern world only to national efforts and underestimate environmental cooperation on a global scale. Already in 1972, the UN established an intergovernmental organization "The United Nations Environment Programme" (UNEP), which was trying to expand its activities in coordination with a number of UN agencies and other organizations (UNESCO, ILO, WHO, FAO, UNIDO, IAEA et al.). On her initiative and under the auspices of the past two decades, environmental cooperation within the UN system. Real Steel event of a global system of environmental monitoring, detection of potentially toxic chemicals for education programs in the field of environment and health. In addition, the process of harmonization in environmental issues developed at the regional and subregional levels.
However, most of the host, until recently, international agreements do not substantially affect skolkonibud deeply domestic policy in this field. Performance of undertaken by "environmental" commitments do not require the reorganization of their business. As a result, between the concepts of "ecological self-interest" and "environmental crime" is undoubtedly related to the content, continues to maintain a huge distance.
Only in recent years has adopted documents qualitatively new character, requiring the state to rebuild the relevant industries. Among them: the European Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution on Long-Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer, bilateral agreements between OPTA and Canada, United States and Japan on the regulation of cross-border pollution. Finding the "environmental trade-offs" observed today mainly between industrialized countries, capable of directing the protection of the natural environment is made large enough, however, and they are clearly insufficient.