Paul Lachine

Para adoptar el desarrollo sostenible

HELSINKI/JOHANNESBURGO – El mundo sigue una vía insostenible y debe urgentemente avanzar por un rumbo diferente, que incluya las preocupaciones por la equidad y por el medio ambiente en las actividades económicas generales. Para ello, debemos poner en práctica ahora el desarrollo sostenible, no a pesar de la crisis, sino por ella.

Actualmente, nuestros imperativos son muchos. Las economías se tambalean, los ecosistemas están asediados y la desigualdad –dentro de los países y entre ellos– está aumentando desmesuradamente. Vistos en conjunto, son síntomas que comparten una causa principal: los intereses especulativos y con frecuencia estrechos de miras han substituido a los intereses comunes, las responsabilidades comunes y el sentido común.

Como copresidentes que somos del Grupo de alto nivel de las Naciones Unidas sobre la sostenibilidad mundial, el Secretario General de las NN.UU., Ban Ki-moon, nos ha pedido que colaboremos con veinte de los más eminentes dirigentes del mundo para que abordemos estas cuestiones. Nuestra tarea está clara: hacer propuestas sobre cómo ofrecer mayores oportunidades a más personas y con menos consecuencias para nuestro planeta.

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