Wilting Greens

The World Summit on Sustainable Development disappointed environmentalists -- and heartened the poor.

December 23, 2002, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Sustainable development boils down to the old-fashioned "limits to growth" model popularized in the 1970s. Hence Daniel Mittler of Friends of the Earth International moaned that "the summit failed to set the necessary economic and ecological limits to globalization." The Jo’burg Memo, issued by the radical green Heinrich Böll Foundation before the summit, summed it up this way: 'Poverty alleviation cannot be separated from wealth alleviation.'"

Thanks to Reason Magazine

Sunday, December 22, 2002 in Reason Online

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