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Systems Approach to Sustainability and Sustainable Development, A

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: July 2003
  • Page count: 44
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.II.G.35

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This document discusses the concept of sustainability and sustainable development, introducing the various theoretical perspectives used in literature. It identifies the determinants of sustainability and explains issues such as the availability of resources, adaptability/flexibility, homeostasis, capacity of response, self-reliance, and empowerment. The relationship between sustainability, development, non-development, and mal-development, is illustrated with the aid of diagrams, and the alternative paths towards sustainable development are identified.