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The maps below compare 2 floor plans of one trade conference held in 2009 and 2010.

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The responsibility for the protection of the environment is by a transnational organization or every country?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

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The given maps depict the differences in the layout of a trade conference during two different years, 2009 and 2010.

Overall, the most striking difference in the layout is that the concert hall and meeting room were both replaced with a new exhibition area. Additionally, while there was a display area in 2009, it was removed the following year.

To begin with, the concert hall and meeting room, located in the western part of the conference center were cleared to make room for a large exhibition area. Another notable detail is that the display area close to those two rooms was removed. Previously in 2009, there had been a registration area situated between the main entrance and the side door, however this was moved next to the balcony and replaced with a refreshment area in 2010.

The south-eastern part of the conference hall also witnessed a significant change in the layout. Specifically, the balcony in the south-east corner was equipped with a lounge area. Beside the balcony, a new concert hall, with stage and seating, replaced the exhibition area that had been built the year before.

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Some people argue that protecting the environment should be the duty of each individual nation, while others believe that it should be the responsibility of a multinational organisation. Personally, I believe that although each country needs to be responsible for the protection of its own natural landscapes, there should also be an international governing body that monitors each country’s actions.

First and foremost, the protection of the environment should ultimately be the responsibility of each individual nation and its inhabitants. A healthy and flourishing natural environment is essential for healthy human societies. The people who live in a country are the ones who will mainly be affected by environmental destruction and damage within that country, and it is therefore these people who should be most concerned. When a country pollutes its atmosphere and water-ways with toxic emissions from heavy industry, the burning of fossil fuels and incorrect waste disposal, the people of that nation must breathe that contaminated air and utilise that polluted water, and this can have detrimental effects on people’s physical health and well-being.

However, unfortunately, many countries governments are riddled with corruption and the best interests of the people are not always maintained. Therefore, it is necessary for an international organisation to monitor and educate people about the activities occurring within each country with regards to environmental issues. Many people around the world simply do not realise the short and long-term impacts that their actions have on the environment, and I believe that education is one effective answer to help solve this problem. Another cause of concern is that the actions of one country’s environmental destruction can have negative impacts on nearby neighbouring countries, and this is where an international organisation can help to monitor such circumstances.

In conclusion, although environmental protection needs to be the responsibility of each individual nation, there should also be one transnational organisation that educates and monitors environmental concerns. There are many countries, yet only one planet, and therefore there needs to be cooperation in order for a healthy and sustainable future.

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