First shortlisted Rio+20 entry published!

Sustainable Development - A Paradox

It's time to unveil the first of our shortlisted entries.

Finishing in 6th place overall, MEng Civil Engineering (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences) student Martin Findlay's entry examines the paradox inherent in the term 'sustainable development' and highlights the need for a switch from financial-based economies to those which take account of the value of environmental assets.

Martin's entry was praised by the judges for recognising this crucial point: that natural resources are often not included in global assessments of a countries wealth and have historically been exploited by developed countries without proper recompense to the countries in which they are situated.

Congratulations on making the shortlist Martin - quite an achievement given the standard of the entries, and very well deserved!

Read Martin's entry here.

published on: 12th March 2012