Title

Beyond Strong Sustainability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Since the Brundtland Commission's delineation of the term sustainable development in 1987, virtually every country has incorporated the terms sustainability and sustainable development into their planning vocabulary and criteria for decision-making. However, many issues remain unresolved. Broad and sweeping references to sustainability and sustainable development do not necessarily translate into implementable policies to achieve these goals. In particular, unresolved issues include developing an understanding of how one sector of the economy can contribute to the sustainable development of the economy as a whole and the role of ecological resources in sustainable development. Our paper provides an initial conceptual examination of these questions by folding mining and ecological quality into the sustainability discussion. We use the Brazilian Amazon as an application of our sustainable development model.

Comments

Copyright 2003 Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology.

Publication Title

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Published Citation

Franceschi, Dina; Kahn, James Randall.; Curi, Adilson; Vale, Eduardo. 'Beyond Strong Sustainability.' International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 10.3 (2003): 211-220.

DOI

10.1080/13504500309469799

Peer Reviewed