UNO Report calls for decisive action for more environmentally sound economic practices and more sustainable lifestyles



GEO-6 finds that resistance from actors in other policy areas is a major reason behind the poor results of environmental measures, and concludes that to improve environmental protection, environmental policy needs to be strengthened within institutions. Global efforts must be intensified and environmental policy integrated into all sectors more effectively.

State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth stated: "An environmental policy that can hold its own is a key condition for long-term prosperity. Environmental pollution has a particularly adverse affect on human health and exacerbates social inequality. In order to tackle the causes of environmental damage effectively, we need to take environmental concerns more seriously. More investment should be made in environmentally sound projects. Only this can advance the overdue transformational change to more sustainable consumption and economic practices." 

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