Promoting sustainable development

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Suppose that every person in the world were to demand goods and services in the same quantities as people in western industrialised nations demand and use them. How many Planet Earths do you think would be needed to supply all the resources required to meet that level of output? Just the one? One and half? Two? A recent report calculates the figure as three (WBCSD Sustainability Through the Market – www.wbcsd.org/newscenter/reports/2001/stm.pdf). How should we respond to this statistic? Should we do our bit to ‘save…

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