Sustainable development depends largely on West: Ramesh

Ahead of a global meet on sustainability, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today asserted that the lion’s share of responsibility for bringing about sustainable development rested with the West, and it “cannot be at the expense of growth in developing nations”.Ramesh is here to attend the Global Sustainability Panel meet to discuss measures to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development while preserving the climate.

The meeting convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the opening week of General Assembly, will begin later in the day.

“Sustainable development is not just a matter of livelihoods… it is also a matter of lifestyles… What happens in the US in terms of sustainability affects local livelihoods in different parts of the world,” Ramesh told PTI.


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