TITLE

Searching for Sustainability in the New Century

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Kai N.
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2001, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p913
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The twenty-first century is likely to see the stabilization of the human population. However, meeting even the most basic needs of a population at least half again as large as today's implies greater production and consumption of goods and services, increased demand for land, energy, and materials, and intensified pressures on the environment and living resources. A deep challenge, therefore, faces political leaders, institutions, and the law: can this also be a transition to sustainability, in which the people living on Earth over the next half-century meet their needs while nurturing and restoring the planet's life support systems? The symposium's speakers and panels outline the scientific and social envelope of a Sustainability Transition, posing the question of how today's practitioners and legal scholars may facilitate the reconciliation of today's transformative human economy and the economy of nature upon which all life depends.
ACCESSION #
4447861

 

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