In 1970’s public awareness in Germany developed that
“The Environment is an asset worth protecting”
The damage to: Historic Buildings, Health and, Nature
and growing concern about high level of Energy consumption raised doubts as to whether current production methods and lifestyle could be maintained.
Most people are aware that the limits of growth have been reached and are convinced that we should not carry on as before if we wish to prevent an “Environmental disaster”
How can Economic growth and prosperity be compatible with sustainable use of Natural resources
Growth and consumption is coming up against limits. What the richest 10% of the world population consumes in Energy, Land, Water, Air and other natural assets – directly or indirectly, can not be extended to the 90% without the Earth collapsing ecologically.
The days of the century of economic development are numbered, whether we like it or not, we are entering the
Century of the environment