Sustainable Economic Development
As the world prepares to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050, finding innovative ways to do more with fewer resources must be at the top of our priorities nationally and internationally. Economies and infrastructure must continue to grow in the developing world, since growing wealth and resource distribution are necessary components for meeting the needs of the expanding population. But if that growth abuses our natural resources - especially those which are not renewable - the benefits brought by economic gains will fail to be passed down to the next generations. Sustainable economic development is the key to ensuring sufficient food, water, and security for the future. The Conservation Council of Nations is committed to market-driven conservation approaches that encourage strong economies while protecting the resources that will power the coming population boom. Through transnational parliamentary talks and program initiatives, the CCN will pioneer new and creative ways to grow economies, improve lives, and conserve the environment.