Environmental Sustainability based on Welfare

Jørgen Nørgaard

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    Abstract

    The paper argues that the Scandinavian countries have some traditions of equity and social welfare, which are essential for reaching a truly environmentally sustainable society. But for the highly polluting Denmark, this would require a dramatic change in the political visions. Maintaining the present low birth rate is one condition necessary, environmentally better technology is another, and finally a saturation with material consumption, which is required. The latter is in line with people's quest for more leisure time rather than more consumption, but unfortunately counteracted by government policy.(Text available in English)
    Original languageEnglish
    Journal"Hygge"
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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