Some people think the main benefit of international cooperation is in the protection of the environment, while others think that the main benefits are in the world business. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
It is noticeable that multinational cooperation has become increasingly common, and it makes contribution to global integration instead of international isolation. Some people claim that the primary merit of international cooperation is protecting the environment while others argue that the major strength is promoting worldwide business. Before present my position, the essay aims to critically discuss both views.
Undeniably, environmental protection needs the global efforts. If climate pollution needs effectively solving, governments from all over the world have to make stricter laws and regulations on the emission of polluted substance. Furthermore, international cooperation is able to facilitate scientists to launch research seminars by exchanging their diverse and innovative ideas in order to design more clean energy like wind and solar energy and address environmental problems.
When it comes to the international business, international integration plays an indispensable role in developing prosperous business. On the one hand, by providing advanced technology and professional skills to developing countries offered by developed nations, developing countries are capable of harnessing adequate resources and achieving the goal of maximizing business profits as soon as possible. On the other hand, more employment opportunities are created on the products-supply sides and a better quality of life is shared by skill-receiving ends. Admittedly, without economic collaboration on such a massive scale, a huge number of countries would be likely to be embroiled in starvation except for the few blessed with fertile lands and wise governmental leadership.
Judged by a detailed analysis on both sides, I think every side is extremely significant during the process of propelling global progress. However, it is high time that multinational collaboration paid more attention to environmental issues to catch up with the pace of global business development.
When it comes to the issue about how to evaluate international cooperation in the current era, some people argue that the global environment benefits from international cooperation, but others believe that global cooperation brings more merits to international business.
On one hand, individuals may have a stronger sense of environmental protection due to international cooperation. In some impoverished countries, governments may focus on economic development and neglect environmental preservation consciously or unconsciously. However, some global organizations concentrating on protecting the environment do serve to enlighten the public on the necessity of environmental protection and relevant knowledge through some noncommercial adverts. Then, if governments approve of some projects that do harm to the environment, local residents could realize the consequence and attempt to protest those projects, improving the local environment, as well as the global environment.
On the other hand, businessmen are also beneficiaries of global cooperation. Currently, many companies in developed countries choose to open their factories in other developing countries. Why? It is because they could recruit local employees at a lower cost. Correspondingly, those businessmen could make more profit since they successfully lower the product cost and developing countries are also potent to solve the unemployment issue to some degree.
From my own perspective, both global business and environmental protection benefit from international cooperation, but more emphasis should be placed on environmental protection. As is mentioned above, some governments solely pay attention to economic development because they believe that the environment could be improved later. However, they are overoptimistic about their power. If a species of animal becomes extinct because governments grab their habitat for economic development, it is improbable to reproduce such a species any more. Thus, instead of developing global economy, governments should focus on protecting the global environment through cooperation with other non-governmental organizations and associations.
International cooperation is now everywhere: the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the car we drive - all may be the effects of international cooperation. Yet when it comes to issue of which of the two, the environmental protection or the world business, benefits more from international cooperation, opinions vary from one individual to another.
Needless to say, international cooperation has helped a great deal in environmental protection. When dealing with some environmental issues like global warming, we need the joint effort of all countries across the world. Even in face of local issues, the new technology from other countries can be very helpful. When developing the high-speed train in China, for example, a technology called “air cleaner” from Russia is used, which has helped to reduce significantly the air pollution along the railway.
International cooperation has greatly expanded the world business as well. International cooperation can not only increase the productivity but also bring down the costs. It is because of international cooperation that American customers can enjoy the high-quality commodities from China at low prices and vice versa. Meanwhile, if countries work together, they can make their products and services more agreeable to the local people, which in turn will create more markets. For example, Microsoft products are all originally in English and were met with cold eyes 20 years ago when they entered China. It was only after Microsoft cooperated with Chinese programmers and converted the language to Chinese that its products have been widely accepted in China.
It is hard, though, to determine which has benefited more from international cooperation. My immediate response would be that world business is the greater beneficiary. After all, I have seen with my own eyes how the expanded world business as a result of the international cooperation has changed my life. Of course, I am fully aware as well that our environment is becoming better and better thanks to the international cooperation.