The time is ripe for resource use reduction targets

Resource extraction and overconsumption are the central drivers of environmental degradation and interrelated social challenges, yet policy makers remain too shy to address them. A recent workshop organised by NGOs and think tanks looked at how to move the debate forward. Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overconsumption, with climate change and its social inequalities as the symptoms. Our current system extracts, produces, consumes and wastes resources much faster than Earth can regenerate. Europe‚Äôs material footprint … Continue reading The time is ripe for resource use reduction targets