Presentation on theme: "Conceptual and stylised representation of a decoupling graph. Source: TNEP (2008) "Such growth rates could be environmentally sustainable if industrialized."— Presentation transcript:
Conceptual and stylised representation of a decoupling graph. Source: TNEP (2008) "Such growth rates could be environmentally sustainable if industrialized nations can continue the recent shifts in the content of their growth towards less material- and energy- intensive activities and the improvement of their efficiency in using materials and energy. Our Common Future
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