Use Rio+20 to overhaul idea of growth, urges EU climate chief

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Connie Hedegaard says GDP model of growth causes overconsumption, drives up commodity prices and ignores the environment… The world must use a landmark environmental summit this year to change forever the current damaging model of economic growth, Europe’s climate chief has warned, or face future crises as severe as the one currently enveloping the eurozone.

Read the Guardian article

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