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A bottom line that counts for a living planet

Governments and businesses must urgently balance ecologically sustainable development with economic growth.

Rampant overfishing has resulted in 90% of the world's fishing grounds being overfished or fully exploited, and worsening pollution is putting people's health at risk.

THE year 2016 has been one of historic strides for the planet. The Paris Agreement entered into force in early November, a month before its first anniversary and four years earlier than expected, and investment in renewable energy has now surpassed that in fossil fuels.

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