Different paths to a sustainable society - new issue of "Green Growth the Nordic Way"
The ‘circular economy’ was the theme of EU’s biggest event in the environment sector, Green Week in Brussels, which took place in the beginning of June. The Nordic Council of Ministers has released a number of new reports that also explore the “Nordic potential” in this field. Read for example the article “Circular Economy – the way forward” and the article “Culture – the fourth pillar of sustainability”, describing the importance of cultural affairs to strengthen the sustainability agenda. In this last article, the council argues that transformation towards a sustainable society requires not only technological progress and innovative solutions, but also a strong cultural sector that inspires change in consumption and production.
Read more about these issues by searching for the term circular economy on the FCRN website.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.
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