Radical change in approach? GreenSource Magazine #sustainability #construction

Radical change in approach? GreenSource Magazine #sustainability #construction

One of the key concerns regarding the global future is what will happen if the two-thirds of the world’s population that live in developing countries were to “develop” in the same way and, by implication, to the same levels of consumption and pollution as current developed countries. Developing countries are in a position to avoid the mistakes of what is currently considered the developed world, adopting not just different technological options but also unique definitions of what development means and how human needs are met. Some examples include Bhutan’s decision to opt for a Gross Happiness Index, instead of GDP, as a measure of development, Costa Rica’s choice to disband its army and channel defense spending instead to health and education, and initiatives such as the Colombian village Las Gaviotas, which managed to develop and implement a number of ground-breaking gre...

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