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dc.contributor.authorvan Dongen, Elsen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hongen
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-01T08:06:22Zen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T13:53:54Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-01T08:06:22Zen
dc.date.available2019-12-06T13:53:54Z-
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationvan Dongen, E., & Liu, H. (2015). Sustainability and Asia. Nature and Culture, 10(1), 1-11. doi:10.3167/nc.2015.100101en
dc.identifier.issn1558-6073en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/80649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10220/50068en
dc.description.abstractWhat is the added value of investigating the contested concept of “sustainability” in tandem with the geographical marker of “Asia” in today’s world? To answer this question, we need to return to the formulation of the problematique of “sustainability” and “sustainable development” several decades ago. The Our Common Future report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED)—also known as the Brundtland Commission—put forward the most commonly recognized and most frequently used definition of “sustainable development” (SD) in 1987.1 Development could be made sustainable, so the report stated, “to ensure that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED 1987: 15). The report further proclaimed that there were limits to development, but that improvements in technology and social development could “make way for a new era of economic growth” (ibid.).en
dc.format.extent11 p.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesNature and Cultureen
dc.rightsThis is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published inNature and Culture. The definitive publisher-authenticated version van Dongen, E., & Liu, H. (2015). Sustainability and Asia. Nature and Culture, 10(1), 1-11 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/nc.2015.100101en
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten
dc.subjectHumanities::History::Asiaen
dc.titleSustainability and Asiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanitiesen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3167/nc.2015.100101en
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