Our evidence published on the Government web site

by Chris Wilson on March 4, 2016

The Environmental Audit Select Committee has called for written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. This follows on from work done by the previous Committee looking at Sustainability and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Home Office and the National Health Service.

Transition Evesham Vale has submitted written evidence in response to this important review. TEV in particular argues that” HM Treasury should,  place much more emphasis on the links between the quality of the environment and human socio-economic development. This is based on two fundamental propositions: (i) humans are increasingly living on the Earth in ways that are over-taxing the biosphere’s ability to support life; (ii) the growing inequalities between people across the world in terms of access to resources and achieving well-being are both an affront to human dignity and a source of international and intercultural instability. Together, these arguments imply that a different way of socio-economic development is needed: one that will enable everyone to live well, and within the Earth’s ability to support us, now and in the future.

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