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Sustainable development: 20 years after Rio, Lecture delivered in CMS National Lecture Series on Analysing and Envisioning India, August, New Delhi: Nehru Memorial and Museum Library, Prof M S Swaminathan

Author - | Published - 2011

Twenty years after Rio we find that the atmosphere is depressing. World community doesn’t have the political will to achieve the green house gas reduction targets. Rate of biodiversity loss in the last 50 years is quite high. As Mr Swaminathan rightly points out, sustainable development will depend upon our ability to eliminate both unsustainable life styles and unacceptable poverty.