The Problem with Saving the world

An article written by Jason Hickel published on 8th August 2015 evaluating that "the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals aim to save the world without transforming it.

Right now global production and consumption levels are overshooting our planet’s capacity by about 50 percent each year. This is a monumental crisis, and one that proceeds from the deep logic of capitalism. Yet the SDGs’ proposed solution to this problem is superficial: reduce food waste, make resource use more efficient, and “encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices.” These proposals explicitly avoid the obvious solution — namely, reduced consumption by the world’s wealthy — and steer clear of actually regulating corporate extraction."

Find the whole article published on jacobinmag.org here.

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