Emerging countries and industrial countries : an insufferable rivalry or a compulsory common future?

Emerging countries and their transnational corporations will lead growth and the global GDP in 2009, and their influence at the Copenhagen Summit confirms that they are major actors on the international stage. China, specifically, has become the center of gravity of global economy, followed at a lower level by India or Brazil, which are social and environmental economic actors capable of interfering or to gripping the global equilibrium established by and between industrialized countries. They might impose their own set of rules. However, although their economy is sophisticated, their international rise is linked to motley social and environmental levels of development. These dissimilar levels reflect the nature of global issues and accentuate the failures and national weaknesses of emerging countries as well as those of industrialized countries that, like France, developed an intensive social and economic competition that seems unrealistic and dangerous.