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In an effort to discover the best legal strategies to respond to these new challenges, seminars were conducted among experts in economic development and environmental protection in both the United States and Argentina. The observations and recommendations of these experts have been summarized and published and will be referenced as appropriate. This article attempts to synthesize what was learned in these two seminars, the research conducted in preparation for them, and the ongoing discussion among the participants. It begins with a summary of the forces in both countries that call for a change in the legal system, shows how these forces urge each country to consider adopting a ‘framework law for sustainable development‘ and ends with description of how such a law could be adopted in Argentina to carry out the constitutional mandates contained in Article 41. These recommendations also may chart an appropriate direction for legal reform in the United States.