Tuesday, 1 February 2011

-- Press Releases January 2011 - Ban calls for a Green Economy to ensure sustainable development - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) --

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon
Calling sustainable development the growth agenda for the 21st century, Mr. Ban recited a litany of development errors based on a false belief in the infinite abundance of natural resources that fuelled the economy in the last century.

"We mined our way to growth," he said. "We burned our way to prosperity. We believed in consumption without consequences. Those days are gone. In the 21st century, supplies are running short and the global thermostat is running high.