"Rising global middle classes pose huge resource threat" - Report indicating the Trust's role in countering it

“Rising global middle classes pose huge resource threat” – Report indicating the Trust’s role in countering it


The “wonderful and frightening” rise of the world’s middle classes is pushing us towards a resource crunch, warns the UK’s top climate diplomat, and we must act now with better urban and economic planning. David Rogers reports.


Sir David King, the UK’s former chief scientific adviser and now the Foreign Office’s Special Representative for Climate Change, has warned that cities face a slew of problems caused, ultimately, by global industrial development and the rise of a new middle class in the developing world…