Government must give stronger guidance on the transition to a sustainable economy – advisory report

Climate change, raw materials scarcity and loss of biodiversity make the transition to a sustainable economy inevitable. To ensure a smooth transition the government must provide greater direction, and this should be based on a guiding vision that gives primacy to the pursuit of well-being – a broad concept of prosperity and welfare. This is the conclusion of the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure’s advisory report ‘Towards a Sustainable Economy: The governance of transitions’, which was handed to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and has also been presented to the Minister for the Environment and Housing and the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.