The Uk’s Ecological Debt Source of image: NEF 2006, on-line
Russia and Central Asia Canada European Union USA China Japan and Koreas North Africa Middle East Caribbean Oceania South East Asia Central America South Asia West and Central Africa East Africa Venezuela and Guyanas Brazil Indonesian Archipelago Andes Region Southern Africa Patagonia Region Source: Wikipedia (2011)
Conclusion: Local actions have global impacts • As we have seen, the amount of products that each of us buy in the UK (our consumption) has an impact in other countries • So our local actions have global consequences • We have the power then, to “think global and act local,” so that we can make the world a better place • If we value our children’s future, we need to think about our environment. And increasingly more people are now thinking ecologically.
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