Health & Wellbeing
Industrialization and advancing technology are producing more food, energy and consumer goods than ever before. The gains are immense: rising living standards and millions lifted out of extreme poverty. But there’s a price to pay, as economic growth fuels over-consumption, waste and pollution. The environment suffers – and so do human health and wellbeing. One death in every eight is caused by air pollution.
The challenge is to reap the benefits of growth sustainably: improving living standards without impairing quality of life, and making the most of our planet without damaging land, seas or the air we breathe.