April 18, 2013 - Guardian Sustainable Business - Jem Bendell
▶ IS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS STILL POSSIBLE?
Climate change is compelling humans to rethink their way of living, writes Jem Bendell. So, if the world cannot avert large-scale environmental disruption, how will people adapt? Rather than live in denial, how different could it be if we accept what's ahead and actually seek to enjoy the adventure towards a new way of life?
A report entitled State of the World, published this week by the Worldwatch Institute, explores whether sustainability is still possible and how people's choices would be affected if they realised that it's to late to stop climate disruption.
"The basic trends themselves remain clearly, measurably unsustainable… the relentless march of warmer temperatures, higher oceans, and ever-more-intense downpours and droughts," explains the report....
InterPress Service, November 28, 2014
▶ IS THE IDEA OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON A FALSE CONSENSUS. The term sustainable development rapidly gained wide-scale acceptance, with the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development just one of the many (inter)governmental or top-down bodies that have set up in the past three decades to include environmental goals in planning and policy.. The idea of sustainable development is based on a false consensus. Once this term and its underlying situations are properly deconstructed, Demaria tells IPS, “we discover that sustainable development is still all about development. And that is where the problem lies.”
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