Post Carbon Fellow Joshua Farley was quoted in an article on a meeting of scientists to discuss the UN resolution on Harmony with Nature.
From the article:
In response to UN Resolution A/RES/66/204 on Harmony with Nature, leading scientific experts gathered yesterday at the United Nations for an interactive dialogue on the impact of human activities on Earth. The panelists agreed that there was a need to reevaluate society’s effect on the environment and recognize that the current economic paradigm is unsustainable, regardless of potential technological advancements...
They called on member states to acknowledge that current economic models focus on GDP growth and ignore the numerous social indicators for assessing collective progress. Markets cannot be counted upon to spread technological advancements and, as panelist and ecological economist Joshua Farley concluded, “We need a more ethical approach to economics.”
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