Sustainable Development: UK Trying Hard, But Must Do More

The UK's Sustainable Development Commission's releases it's review of the Government's progress over the past five years towards the creation of a sustainable society.
April 16, 2004, 6am PDT | Zvi Leve
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A recently released report by the UK Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) welcomes "Government efforts to protect the environment, reduce unemployment, alleviate poverty, increase life expectancy and improve education, but appeals for fundamental policy shifts to improve overall quality of life and tackle issues like inequality, climate change, traffic, waste and obesity." Far more effort needs to be made to differentiate between 'smart growth' (that generates wealth and social benefits without damaging the environment) and today’s wholly unsustainable growth that inevitably ends up damaging people’s real quality of life. [Editor's note: this page contains a link to the complete report in PDF format (428 KB)]

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Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 in U.K. Sustainable Development Commission
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