Sustainable Development

Our economic model is broken. So how can we fix it?

"There are no jobs on a dead planet," says Sharan Burrow. Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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A view of the Kuala Lumpur city centre covered by haze in Kuala Lumpur March 3, 2014. Thick haze blanketing parts of Indonesia's Riau province continued to ground helicopters and obstruct water bombing efforts, while Malaysia saw a return to hazy conditions on Sunday.
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 A general view of the low-income neighborhood known as Boca la Caja next to the business district in Panama City September 17, 2013.
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Wind turbines are seen in front of a coal power plant of German utility RWE Power near the western town of Neurath February 28, 2014. German utility RWE is set to report a net loss of almost 3 billion euros ($4 billion), the digital edition of German newspaper Handelsblatt said on Thursday, citing supervisory board sources.
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A man walks inside a factory at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo June 28, 2013. Industrial output rose 2.0 percent in May from April and the outlook is for slight net growth in coming months, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed.
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