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An agenda for Agenda 21

01 May

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustain...

2005 -2014 is  the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development  and Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment. The Green Economy Report,  published in late 2010, uses economic analysis and modelling  approaches to demonstrate that greening the economy across a range of sectors can drive economic recovery and growth and lead to future prosperity and job creation,

while at the same time addressing social inequalities and environmental challenges.” 
Wow! we were given 10 years to make money while “Greening” the planet. As the Americans would say lets earn some “green bucks”! But look what happened. We have entered mid 2011 and hardly anyone knows about it. 
This situation is both good and bad depending from which angel you are looking at it. The Bad is that with 13,00000 hectares of forest being decimated every year which compounds to the already strained situation of water which can only feed only 60% of the total population by say 2020, the risk to anyone’s long-term business goal looks grim.
But hey! as hardly anyone knows about the helping hand UNEP is providing to help stave off the disaster the goods in the shelf are full. And that I think many would agree; to be the Good news. 
What needs to be done, speaking strictly from my professional point is get into the groove of a “Green Building Consultant”. All of you young Architects/ Interior designer who have just passed out of college and still have the fire in your belly to prove a point to the world – here’s your chance.

Integrated City is the buzzword and a “Climate Resilient City” more so. Almost all business are looking at risk aversion and even the once boring EHS [environment health & safety] department would yield great career opportunities. 


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