Economy and Consumption: In Brief
informs about the state of the environment and reveals the links between driving forces, pressures, environmental quality, impacts and responses.
To maintain the natural foundations of life in Switzerland and throughout the world for current and future generations, natural resources must be used far more efficiently and in a way that ensures their conservation. The aim is to conserve resources and simultaneously strengthen the Swiss economy.
Humans are overexploiting natural resources with current economic models and consumption patterns. The transformation of the economy into a more resource-efficient (green) economy is inevitable, but comes with huge financing needs around the world. Therefore , renewable energies as well as resource-efficient infrastructures, technologies, and production and consumption models need to be financed promptly and cost-efficiently.
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