Towards 9 Billion - Do We Face the Future With Hope or Fear?

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Towards 9 Billion - Do We Face the Future With Hope or Fear?

By Joss Tantram
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"Population on its own is not the main driver of unsustainability. Consumption is." via @CSRwire

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:30pm


Recent years have shown us, through economic uncertainty and growing inequality, that our current systems are far from perfect. With a clearer picture of the challenges of the next few decades evolving, and an emergent global movement for delivering shared goals such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to both address the instabilities of our current systems and re-engineer them to deliver better sustainable lives for humanity as a whole.

Alongside the challenges we already face, there is growing concern about those we will face in the future. One such fear is that of population and its impacts, but should the scale of humanity be seen as a threat or as an opportunity? 

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Joss Tantram FRSA, MICRS is an expert in sustainable strategy and innovation, with more than 20 years’ experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He blogs at:

CATEGORY: Environment