Governments, corporations and civil society are grappling with coming to terms with the global economic crisis and are trying to find ways to stimulate growth. It is clear that economic growth is needed and it is also clear that any future growth needs to be along a low or zero carbon trajectory.
Following the Durban climate change negotiations at COP17, there was a high expectation that new and robust agreements will be in place by 2015. In addition the discussions at Rio+20 shed light on how governments around the world plan to address the broader sustainability agenda. With potentially far reaching impacts on the horizon as a result of global sustainability megaforces, businesses and policymakers together must take strategic decisions now and promote changes in long term thinking.