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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New industrial revolution needed to avert ‘planetary catastrophe’ – UN report

5 July 2011 – Humanity is close to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater – and faster – than the industrial revolution to avoid “a major planetary catastrophe,” according to a new United Nations report.

Major investments will be needed worldwide in the developing and scaling up of clean energy technologies, sustainable farming and forestry techniques, climate-proofing of infrastructure, and in technologies reducing non-biological degradable waste production

, according to The World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation, published today by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

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New industrial revolution needed to avert ‘planetary catastrophe’ – UN report

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