Sustainability is a must - Nanno Kleiterp

Nine billion people have to live well within the means of our planet by 2050. This means enough food, clean water, sanitation, shelter, mobility, education and health.

The ongoing mismanagement of global public goods, which is fuelling climate change and posing a genuine threat to humanity has to be stopped.

Developing countries need economic growth to reduce poverty. We cannot solve the problem by reducing this growth.  Therefore, we need drastic changes in the way we produce and consume. We must truly innovate to become sustainable.

No longer can we take our way of life, our solutions, and try to bring these to developing countries. A partnership approach is essential. We must share knowledge in both directions. 

 

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