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How did sustainable models develop through time?

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First, three pillars of sustainability:

  • three pillars: economy, ecology, social
  • independent

Secondly, Tripple Bottom Line:

  • interdependent

Thirdly, Sustainability triad:

  • economy, ecology and social aspects are comprehensive

Now: Economy as a subsystem of social and economy

  • holistic
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What is the sustainability paradigm?

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Sustainability= conservation

Economic:

  • weak:
    • prosperitiy maximasation
  • strong:
    • Conservation of (natural) capital

Ecological:

  • Stability and resilience of ecosystems

sociocultural:

  • continuing, just satisfaction of needs
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What is weak sustainability?

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  • prosperity maximasation
  • "Real GDP per Capita is increasing over time and the increase is not threatened by "feedback" from either biophysical or from social impacts"
  • sustainability= constant total capital stock
  • Types of capital can be substituted
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What is strong sustainability?

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  • Conservation of (natural) Capital
  • "founded upon the law of thermodynamics and requires that the total stock of natural capital remains constant over time"
  • no/ limited substitution of natural capital
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What is the ecological point of view on sustainability?

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  • stability and resilience of ecosystems
  • "maintenance of essential ecological processes and life support systems, the preservation of genetic diversity and the sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems
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What is the social-cultural point of view on sustainability?

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  • continuing, just satisfaction of needs
  • "increasing the standard of living of the poor, which can be measured in terms of increased food, real income, health care, water supply. sanitation"
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What is the difference between economic growth and economic development?

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Economic Growth:

  • typical macroeconomic goals
  • one dimensional
  • quantitative
  • GDP

Economic Development:

  • qualitative
  • more dimensional
    • increasing quality of life
    • decreasing inequality
    • acces to education, health care...
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What is meant by distributive justice?

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This sense of justice comes from Aristoteles and is about treating your equals as equal. 

with regard to the Brundland-Definition (meet needs of present generation without compromising future generation) one can say:

  • noone can use resources to ensure distributive justice
  • Dilemma


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What is meant by equal opportunities ?

(Locke, Chancengleichheit)

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  • Resources can be used at same production capacity
  • encourages technological development
  • "enough and as good"
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How can the human impact on environment be measured?

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This equation shows that the impact can be meassured with population, affluence and technology. They can have a negative or positive impact. If two of the variables stay constant, the other one has a bigger impact.

I=PAT

I=Impact

P=Population

A=Affluence (Porsperity)

T=Technology


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What is the IPCC?

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  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • deutsch: Weltklimarat
  • Institution of UN
  • Publishing and reports about cilmate change
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What is the definition of sustainable development?

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Sustainable development is development that can meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

WCED, 1987

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Q:

How did sustainable models develop through time?

A:

First, three pillars of sustainability:

  • three pillars: economy, ecology, social
  • independent

Secondly, Tripple Bottom Line:

  • interdependent

Thirdly, Sustainability triad:

  • economy, ecology and social aspects are comprehensive

Now: Economy as a subsystem of social and economy

  • holistic
Q:

What is the sustainability paradigm?

A:

Sustainability= conservation

Economic:

  • weak:
    • prosperitiy maximasation
  • strong:
    • Conservation of (natural) capital

Ecological:

  • Stability and resilience of ecosystems

sociocultural:

  • continuing, just satisfaction of needs
Q:

What is weak sustainability?

A:
  • prosperity maximasation
  • "Real GDP per Capita is increasing over time and the increase is not threatened by "feedback" from either biophysical or from social impacts"
  • sustainability= constant total capital stock
  • Types of capital can be substituted
Q:

What is strong sustainability?

A:
  • Conservation of (natural) Capital
  • "founded upon the law of thermodynamics and requires that the total stock of natural capital remains constant over time"
  • no/ limited substitution of natural capital
Q:

What is the ecological point of view on sustainability?

A:
  • stability and resilience of ecosystems
  • "maintenance of essential ecological processes and life support systems, the preservation of genetic diversity and the sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems
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Q:

What is the social-cultural point of view on sustainability?

A:
  • continuing, just satisfaction of needs
  • "increasing the standard of living of the poor, which can be measured in terms of increased food, real income, health care, water supply. sanitation"
Q:

What is the difference between economic growth and economic development?

A:

Economic Growth:

  • typical macroeconomic goals
  • one dimensional
  • quantitative
  • GDP

Economic Development:

  • qualitative
  • more dimensional
    • increasing quality of life
    • decreasing inequality
    • acces to education, health care...
Q:

What is meant by distributive justice?

A:

This sense of justice comes from Aristoteles and is about treating your equals as equal. 

with regard to the Brundland-Definition (meet needs of present generation without compromising future generation) one can say:

  • noone can use resources to ensure distributive justice
  • Dilemma


Q:

What is meant by equal opportunities ?

(Locke, Chancengleichheit)

A:
  • Resources can be used at same production capacity
  • encourages technological development
  • "enough and as good"
Q:

How can the human impact on environment be measured?

A:

This equation shows that the impact can be meassured with population, affluence and technology. They can have a negative or positive impact. If two of the variables stay constant, the other one has a bigger impact.

I=PAT

I=Impact

P=Population

A=Affluence (Porsperity)

T=Technology


Q:

What is the IPCC?

A:
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • deutsch: Weltklimarat
  • Institution of UN
  • Publishing and reports about cilmate change
Q:

What is the definition of sustainable development?

A:

Sustainable development is development that can meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

WCED, 1987

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