State of the World 2008
Worldwatch Institute report subtitled: ‘Ideas and Opportunities for Sustainable Economies’.
Growing evidence suggests that the global economy is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneering policymakers, business leaders and concerned citizens around the globe are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time.
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Also other interesting information by Worldwatch 'Vital Signs':
Its latest assessment of the world’s “vital signs” reveals an important new element of the “sustainability” crisis now unfolding. Global energy and food markets—two of the world’s largest and most essential economic sectors—have collided over the past year, greatly increasing pressure on the renewable resources that nourish the economy. This collision will have complex repercussions. One consequence is clear: unprecedented stress on Earth’s land and water resources will present difficult choices for policymakers for a long time to come.