Worldwatch throws the gauntlet down to sustainable business

April 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Apr2012, Issue 447, p9
The article focuses on the annual state of the world report issued by the Worldwatch Institute for 2012. Its recommendations for achieving sustainable prosperity include a tax on unsustainable products, reduction in working hours and corporate law reform. According to Michael Renner of Worldwatch, the transition to a green economy also involves social, political and cultural change. It points out a need for developed nations to reduce their consumption or degrow their economies.


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