BARCELONA, SPAIN—No country in the Mediterranean region meets two key minimum conditions for global sustainable development: living within the planet’s natural resource budget and satisfactory well-being for its residents, according to a new brief to be launched at the SwitchMed Connect conference October 29 by international think tank Global Footprint Network.
The encirclement of Akamas by developers is getting tight. Very soon final decisions will be taken for the future of the area. Can we save Akamas, this precious jewel of Cyprus? Yes if we can have it declared first into a National Park.
The Mediterranean region currently uses approximately 2.5 times more natural resources and ecological services than its ecosystems can provide. Consequently, the region depends heavily on imports and is vulnerable to volatility in the international price levels of natural resources such as agricultural commodities, minerals and fossil fuels.