We may need three Earths to sustain life by 2050

Pledge to ‘consume with care’ this world environment day

GN Bureau | June 5, 2015


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Protection of environment is proactive and continuous endeavour. June 5 is the day when the humanity observes World Environment Day.

Under the United Nations’ the day is to bring awareness and action for the environment. It is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.

The theme of environment day this year is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”  Consuming with care means, living within the planetary boundaries for a healthy future.

The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. But every study and statistics speak of alarming levels of consumption of renewable and non-renewable resources.


This kind of careless consumption leads to disaster. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change. High population growth and unplanned economic development are taking toll of the environment.

It is estimated that by 2050, at current consumption and production patterns and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.

Human prosperity need not cost the earth. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. It is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.

 

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