ABCDEF for Sustainability

Six Steps Closer to a Sustainable World
Alan D. Hecht, Director, Sustainable Development, Office of Research and Development, US EPA
January 21, 2014

Dr. Hecht offers a common set of principles incorporating sustainability science that can help business, government, and society deal with highly complex problems and move closer to a sustainable world. He calls them the "six ABCDEF for sustainability": 

  1. Advance and apply science, technology, and innovation. 
  2. Build smarter business practices that promote sustainable solutions. 
  3. Coordinate activities across international organizations, nations, regional and local governments, and NGOs. 
  4. Develop more effective collaboration between business and government.
  5. Enhance public understanding and support of sustainability. 
  6. Foster collaboration between political organizations.

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