Qi Global - Can Asia Be a Sustainability Leader?

Consumption has been the fuel that has driven the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West's leading economists and policy makers urging Asia to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. If Asians aspire to replicate consumption levels to that in the West the results will be environmentally catastrophic around the globe. It will also have significant geopolitical impacts as nations scramble for diminishing resources.