Picture of a sphere with binary code

Making Strathclyde research discoverable to the world...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It exposes Strathclyde's world leading Open Access research to many of the world's leading resource discovery tools, and from there onto the screens of researchers around the world.

Explore Strathclyde Open Access research content

The numbers game - 37 trillion

Howieson, Stirling (2008) The numbers game - 37 trillion. Scotregen, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (Issue).

[img]
Preview
PDF (pdf.pl?file=surf%2Fnews%2Fscotregen_42.pdf)
pdf.pl?file=surf%2Fnews%2Fscotregen_42.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Environmental sustainability is like pregnancy. You are either sustainable or you are not! The UK Government tells us that it is deeply concerned about global warming but the numbers do not support this claim. Although it trumpets that it has set aside £545 million to underwrite a multiplicity of environmental initiatives, this sum is paltry when compared with the £11.4 billion already committed to widen the M1 motorway; a strategy that will undermine any progress made in other spheres.