What makes sustainability so important is what also makes it so difficult, write Ann Mumford and Åsa Gunnarsson. While one of the goals of sustainability is economic growth, it is not the only one. In order to achieve a number of these different objectives simultaneously, it is important to use the law. Mumford and Gunnarsson identify the five dimensions of sustainability and conclude with the suggestion that the moment for giving the EU more power to fund the pursuit of these objectives has arrived and the way to do this is through taxation.
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