Question asked at a WTO public forum debate:
Mr Pascal Lamy forgot that it is about non-renewable resources, minerals, water, land, soils, biodiversity, a normal climate.
The question was introduced by a statement that that economic growth invariably and always increases the pressures and environmental problems.
All growth - economic expansion and population growth - increases the rates of resource use, mainly non-renewables.
Once these resources are depleted, no money can buy them back.
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