STRONG AND FAIR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IS NEEDED TO NEGOTIATE THE RADICAL CHANGES TO ATTAIN SUSTAINABILITY
Never has government policy been more urgently needed to influence the way that resources are used and pollution controlled and public opinion and attitudes changed than in the race to attain sustainable development, before social unrest at rising energy process for depleting resources and rising consequences of climate change take control and cause severe social unrest.
The Department of the Environment, Forestry and Rural Affairs DEFRA and the Department of Trade and Industry DTI are tasked with evolving government policy on Sustainable Development. DEFRA has created bodies to co-ordinate government policy on the means of combating and mitigating the effects of climate change.
The DTI is responsible for guiding and encouraging the changes required in commerce and industry and has formed the Sustainable Development Taskforce to facilitate action on climate change, environmental pollution and the damaging aspects of commerce and consumerism.