Saturday, April 11, 2009

65% see current economic crisis as opportunity for sustainability

I was browsing at Worldwatch Institute and saw these results from their poll.  By the way, I voted for reengineering the energy system:

What opportunities for sustainability may emerge in 2009
because of the current economic crisis?

The world could get a respite from surging carbon emissions.
8% (312 votes)
Significant steps will be made to reengineer the energy system in order to create jobs.
32% (1288 votes)
People will buy less stuff, and generally produce less waste.
25% (987 votes)
Opportunities will actually be hindered because bad economic times put the environment low on policymakers’ agendas.
35% (1387 votes)
Total votes: 3974

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2009/04/65-see-current-economic-crisis-as-opportunity-for-sustainability.html

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