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Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Ultimately, the threats of climate change, species extinction, toxic contamination and deforestation are symptoms of a larger problem. The Industrial Revolution delivered comforts and progress beyond the wildest dreams of its pioneers.

But the unquestioned assumptions — that economic growth is an end in itself, that a natural area is “wasted” until a profit-oriented development comes along, that all environmental costs are “externalities” that need not enter the economic paradigm — are the causes of the environmental crisis.

Pursuing the solutions, the economic and institutional shifts to deliver a reduced ecological footprint, reduce population growth and assist countries in the developing world to find a path that avoids our mistakes is the work of SCC's programme for a “transition to a sustainable economy.”

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People and the Planet: Changing Values for a Sustainable Future

In June 2002, people from across Canada and around the world gathered at Queen’s University in Kingston to examine progress since the first U.N. Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 and the Rio “Earth Summit” in 1992.

Proceedings from the conference are now available.



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