Sustainability and the faith in perpetual economic growth Author: Jan Breitling Introduction Sustainable development is the dominant approach to tackle environmental and social crises since the Brundtland report of the WCED (World Commission on Environment and Development) in 1987, where the term was officially coined. It assumes that economic growth
The Lithium issue in Portugal is becoming all the more crucial since a pandemic suspended all activities around the world earlier this year. While one could hope for the Portuguese government to adjust their capability approach considering preservation of their heritage, it is likely that the environmental variable will be
"Small island communities are among those most vulnerable to the security risks of climate change," writes Larson. The rising oceans create a host of problems, including destruction of farmland, salination of water tables, and coastal erosion. But these individual island communities are teaming up, and "As 'low-power' actors, [they] are
This paper addresses the indiscriminate and wanton exploitation of wildlife species and forest resources and explores the impact of these activities, including poverty and species extinction. The paper further gives a detailed analysis and different methods of how certain wildlife species can be bred so as to reduce human pressures
Contrary to criticism by neoliberal economists, NGOs and academics, Mayuri Misra comments on the utility of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), offering a perspective on how to strengthen CSR for authenticity and effectiveness toward change.
Recently, I got the chance to speak with Dr Robert Fletcher about his new book Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism" published by Duke University Press. In this short conversation, Dr Fletcher offers his insight into the cultural and psychological factors driving current trends in ecotourism, and points the
This is the full transcript of Dr Fritjof Capra's keynote address at the International Forum organized by Earth Charter International and the University for Peace on the theme of "Finding Synergies and Building Bridges: Reorienting Education towards Sustainable Development, Sustainable Consumption, and Global Citizenship" held in
Costa Rica on March