By Huey D. Johnson
I first observed Huey Johnson converse in Sept. 2008 on the LongNow beginning after which at Bioneers in October 2008. listening to his LongNow.org speak (available on Fora.tv) made me wish additional information. This publication files the way a couple of enlightened international locations (the Netherlands, New Zealand) have made nice strides in reversing environmental decline over two decades of shrewdpermanent rules, the results of workout admirable political will to alter. The ebook is short and to the purpose - an exceptional advent to attention-grabbing fabric no longer popular yet visionary in its view. hugely urged.
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New Zealand was the ﬁrst nation to give women the right to vote. The Netherlands was one of the ﬁrst nations to institute child labor laws. These two nations and Singapore are now out in front of the rest of the world in solving the environmental problem. What they are doing is truly revolutionary; they have taken the position that a solution is not only possible but essential if we are to leave anything at all for future generations. Each of these countries has adopted its own comprehensive environmental policy, or Green Plan, a practical strategy designed to translate the concept of sustainability into action on the national and local levels.
He also called for a worldwide change from oil to renewable energy sources, and recommended that ecological sustainability become central to global economic policy. All of these writers agreed that a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources between developed and underdeveloped countries would have to occur if environmental health, as we understand it, were to be preserved. Efforts to unite the world leaders in a concerted effort sustainability | 33 to work toward sustainable development continued.
The eu is the most dramatic advance in the importance of planning since the last 38 | defining the problem and its solution edition of this book, as I will discuss further on. As a matter of note: as of June, 2006, the eu has published on their Web site a detailed and comprehensive policy statement on sustainable development. ” It cautions that sustainable development cannot be achieved by policy statements alone, but must be embraced by society as a whole. eu/environment/ eussd along with an October 2007 Progress Report.