As soon as Prime Minister Oro Harlem Brundtland and her United Nations commission (l05), in a brilliant feat, garnered almost worldwide political consensus on the urgent need for sustainability, many countries and institutions started to grapple with the same problem: Precisely what is sustainability, and, specifically, what does it mean for this particular sector, nation, or region? This paper outlines the concept of sustainability, then focuses on environmental sustain ability (ES). This paper seeks to define environmental sustainability partly by sharply distinguishing it from social sustainability and, to a lesser extent, from eCDINOTE: These personal opinions should in no way be construed position of the World Bank Group. as representing the official 0066-416219511120-0001$05.00 GOODLAND nomic sustainability. These are contrasted in Figure 1. While overlap exists among the three, economic sustainability and ES have especially strong linkÂ ages. Defining each component of sustainability distinctly may help organize the action required to approach global sustainability in real life. Although this paper focuses more on the environmental aspects of sustainability, perhaps in the future, a general sustainability will come to be based on all three aspectsÂ environmental, social, and economic. Historically, economic theory has focused on efficiency of use of goods
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics – Annual Reviews
Published: Nov 1, 1995
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