A Transition Toward Sustainability

Clark, William C.
February 2001
Ecology Law Quarterly;2001, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p1021
Academic Journal
This Article discusses the challenges and opportunities facing efforts to shape a transition toward more sustainable relations between humans and their planet. Ii begins with a review of international goals Jot human development and environmental conservation, past trends in interactions between the Earth's social and natural systems that set the stage for contemporary efforts to meet those goals, and some of the foreseeable problems that will have to be addressed in the years ahead. Arguing that the successful strategies for navigating a sustainability transition will necessarily be knowledge intensive, the Article discusses strategies for social teaming about sustainability. It closes with a review of the institutional reforms that will be necessary lo implement such strategies.


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