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Aspects of strategic and coordinated action for sustainable development:

Is Sustainable Development Viable?

Although it is clear that growth within the current economic paradigm is environmentally unsustainable, it is less clear whether the adoption of sustainable development can save our planet from environmental collapse. Countries are aggressively trying to stimulate their economies and create new jobs while at the same time, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we urgently need to address a range of far-reaching environmental problems….

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The shifting attitudes and behaviors of US consumers to environmentalism

The Evolution of US Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors

A new report titled “Twenty Year Evolution of Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors” from GfK and SC Johnson is an updated version of the groundbreaking 1990 study, “The Environment: Public Attitudes and Individual Behavior,” executed by the Roper Organization (now a part of GfK).  The SC Johnson research was the precursor to Green Gauge®, the world’s longest-running survey research program probing the appetite…

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UNEP report makes the case for a new prosperity based on economic decoupling from resource consumption

Decoupling Resource Consumption from Economic Growth and Human Prosperity

In a report released last week, the United Nations Environmental Program projects that aggregate natural resource consumption could triple from current levels by 2050, to an average total of 140 billion tons  of ores, minerals, biomass, and fossil fuels per year.  The report warns that “the prospect of much higher resource consumption levels is far beyond what is likely sustainable”…

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