I don’t know where this proverb came from, but it expresses very well my views concerning environmental policy. The only thing I know about it is that it is an Ancient Indian Proverb.
“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.”
Whatever differs from this concept, to the extent of the difference, is no strategy. Enough said.