I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.
People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
Britain is a textbook case of how growing inequality leads to economic crisis. The years before the crash were marked by a sharp rise in remortgaging and the growth of 0 percent balance transfer credit cards. By 2008 the UK had the highest ratio of household debt to GDP of any major economy.
The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth, to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs, to make us more secure.
Economic growth and human development need to go hand in hand. Human values need to be advocated vigorously.
Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.