Developing economies have often seen sustainability as a sinister plot by the developed world to keep them in their place. The rich world, miff the developing countries, has profited off years of unsustainable industrialised production to become the masters of the global economy. And now, they are using sustainability as a fig leaf to hinder emerging economies trying to narrow the gap. Global climate change regulation has often been hindered by such countries demanding their “right to pollute”. 

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