TITLE

Integration & Biocomplexity

AUTHOR(S)
Guruswamy, Lakshman
PUB. DATE
February 2001
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2001, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p1191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sustainable development (SD) is promised on the inescapable and integral role played by humans in shaping and impacting the natural world and has been recognized as a foundational norm of international environmental law and policy. Ecologicalism--an outlook that embraces a comprehensive approach to interdependent natural and human systems--provides the conceptual underpinnings for a creative and integrated environmental management philosophy for implementing SD. This Article argues that the daunting task of defining and applying such an integrated approach and philosophy to the multiple interacting changes affecting planetary life support systems can benefit in the U.S. experience in addressing the need for integrated pollution control (IPC). It also contends that the relatively new discipline of Industrial Ecology (IE) that pairs industry with ecology offers a promising new system paradigm for analyzing human activity within the biophysical environment. By entwining humans and their needs with ecosystems, IE does in fact aspire to become the "science of sustainability."
ACCESSION #
4447882

 

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