UN : resource consumption may triple by 2050
To Cleantechies : ” A new UN report warns that humans could triple the natural resources they consume by 2050 unless economic growth is “decoupled” from current consumption rates.”
” In developed nations, individuals consume an average of 16 tons per capita of minerals, ores, fossil fuels, and biomass each year, and as much as 40 or more tons per capita in some nations.”
” (…) The panel also suggests more investment in technological, financial, and social innovation to at least freeze per capita consumption. ” For more details, please check out the official webpage.