NGO calls for resource use cap

A group of central and eastern European NGOs has launched a campaign to persuade policy makers that capping resource use must become a central plank of environmental policy.

Hungary-based CEEweb for Biodiversity argues that increasing consumption is at the heart of current problems such as climate change. Addressing sustainability issues individually has failed, it says, because the underlying causes are unsustainable consumption, cheap fossil fuels, “and more underlying drivers like inequality, belief in material values and in continuous GDP growth.”

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