We Have to Live Within the Carrying Capacity of the Earth

Christopher Slatter of EuroNews interviews Bjorn Stigson of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Stigson remarks on the balancing act between development and our environment.

He cautions that we have to live within the carrying capacity of the earth, and that we may need to change our lifestyles and consumption patterns to reduce emissions. What is the carrying capacity? According to Stigson, how long will it take for societies to change their lifestyles and consumption patterns?