1.4 Sustainability

A system is sustainable if current needs are met without reducing the ability to meet needs in the future. In society, we are living sustainably if get what we need without preventing future generations from getting what they need.


2The Millenium Ecosystems Assessment
3Environmental impact assessments
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Essay Task

“Evaluate the use of Environmental Impact Assessments in sustainable industrial development.” [9 marks]

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