O Painel das Nações Unidas para o Meio Ambiente (PNUMA) acaba de lançar o primeiro relatório sobre Decoupling, ask conceito utilizado para exprimir o crescimento econômico sem aumento da pressão sobre o meio ambiente.
Alguns dos desafios-chave elencados no relatório são:
• How can the understanding of global resource flows and their associated environmental impacts be coupled to related challenges, medicine such as climate change and the role that ecosystem services play?
• How can policymakers (and the general public) be convinced about the absolute physical limits to the quantity of non-renewable natural resources available for human use under current economic conditions?
• How can the decoupling that has already started to happen at least in some countries lead to rapid escalations in investments in innovations and technologies to accelerate decoupling more generally?
• How can appropriate market signals be developed to help resource productivity increases become a higher priority?
• How can cities best become the spaces where ingenuity, resources, and communities come together to generate practical decoupling in the ways cities produce and consume?
• How can decoupling come to be accepted as a necessary precondition for reducing the levels of global inequality and eventually help eradicate poverty?