Ambitious set of sustainability targets can be met

06-06-2012 | News item

'The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing. However, meeting an ambitious set of sustainability targets by the middle of the century is possible if current policies and strategies are changed and strengthened and successful policies are rapidly scaled-up.' This conclusion is drawn in UNEP’s Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5), launched on the eve of the Rio+20 Summit.

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency made an important contribution to the outlook by leading the assessment of scenarios, and analyzing different options for change.