Sustainability and Distributive Justice

Sustainability can be understood as an ability to endure in all circumstances. Sustainability in the natural world, for example, refers to ecosystems and how chemical processes, visible or not to the naked eye, create and maintain natural habitats like forests and plains. Sustainability in human terms is the ability to survive and to produce basic elements that help support human life, which generally means using natural resources. Combining human and natural aspects, sustainability can be defined as the healthy continuity of natural habitats and the responsible use of natural resources. The most commonly used definition of sustainability is from the 1987 report by the World Commission on Environment and Development, commonly known as the Brundtland Report. The term is defined as “development that meets the ...

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