Ancient Proverb

An ancient proverb, found on the page “The Human Cost of Climate Change”, from the United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Human Development Report (more on this report next week).

Treat the earth well:
it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.

Ancient proverb