"Highlighting the dramatic progress made by China and India, Erik
Solheim, executive director of UN Environment, urged governments to take
a joined-up approach to going green.
'The profit of destroying
nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the
costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is
nearly always socialized,' he told an international conference on
sustainable development at New York's Columbia University on Monday.
cannot continue,' he said. 'Anyone who pollutes, anyone who destroys
nature must pay the cost for that destruction or that pollution.'”
Makes perfect sense to me. The Commons must be protected for all.