My envision for the future is a world with “environment credit”, an approach with more specific criteria to evaluate the levels of environmental-friendly. Currently, we are being told what is environmental-friendly and what is not, however, we are not being told in detail about how much we could save by turning to a certain product or to what extent we need to do to achieve a better status of sustainability.
For most of the time, it seems that the only thing we need to do for the environment is to pay more and there is no sufficient approach to determine on what level we are protecting the environment, so as the large corporations.
Therefore, I hold the view that we could develop criteria called “environment credit” to help achieve the ultimate goal of sustainable development. Products are detailed with their environmental consumption for producing and individuals and corporations have a certain quota for consuming the environment annually. If the consumption goes beyond the quota, individuals and corporations would be fined for their externalities and reward those who manage to consume less than the given quota.