- Part 1: The Challenge
- Part 2: From sustainable development to sustainable transition
- Part 3: Paradigm shift
- Part 4: Empowerment
- Part 5a: Sustainable economics: introduction
- Part 5b: Sustainable economics: growth, steady-state or degrowth?
In this part I’ll briefly describe sustainable development, starting from the Brundtland-definition and ending with the concept of transition. In the next post on paradigm shift, I’ll try to fill in how this transition is translated in ecologism (and why).
Sustainable development – the Brundtland-definition:
The term sustainable development was coined in the paper “Our Common Future,” released by the Brundtland Commission. Sustainable development is “the kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The two key concepts of sustainable development are:
- The concept of “needs” in particular the essential needs of the world’s poorest people, to which they should be given…
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