Basic Needs: Proceedings of the Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction 2004

28 Welcome to Simon Upton commands a long and broad overview of global efforts in sustainable development. He spoke to the Holcim Forum about the role international policy plays in sustainable development and touched on practically every critical aspect of the topic. His assessment of past efforts, the problems we face, and the priorities and approaches we should adopt are seasoned with knowledge, experience, realism, and penetrating insight. Keynote speech by R t. Hon. Simon Upton