Modern Interpretations of Sustainable Development

  title={Modern Interpretations of Sustainable Development},
  author={Andrea Ross},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Law \& Society},
  • Andrea Ross
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Journal of Law & Society
Early interpretations of sustainable development based on weak sustainability address neither the limits to the earth's resilience nor our failure to curb consumption. Given the challenges facing the earth today, especially climate change, a much more meaningful instrument is required and a new ethic based on the ecological carrying capacity of the Earth. The article examines the impact of those early interpretations before exploring the importance of ecological sustainability as the moral and… 

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