Озеленение экономического роста

Четыре года назад на Саммите тысячелетия мировые лидеры поставили цель снизить уровень бедности в мире наполовину к 2015 г. Были поставлены и задачи по защите окружающей среды ввиду её важности для долгосрочного экономического роста, развития человека и стабильности на планете. Но и сегодня, за десять лет до 2015 г. для её защиты делается крайне мало. И тем больше нужно сделать.

Так, снижение количества выбросов, истощающих озоновый слой веществ в соответствии с Монреальским протоколом, наглядно иллюстрирует роль совместной работы мирового сообщества. По оценкам, благодаря Протоколу удастся избежать до 20 млн. случаев рака кожи и 130 млн. - катаракты.

Успех воодушевляет. Но сегодня мы должны соизмерять наши действия с масштабом угрозы. Мир не просто не сбалансирован, он в опасности. Растёт вырубка лесов, и 100 млн. га были потеряны лишь за последние 10 лет - во многом из-за того, что миллионы бедных фермеров Африки и Латинской Америки не могут получить иначе доступ к земле и энергетическим ресурсам.

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