Foundations of Sustainability in Nature and Society

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf
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Abstract

“Sustainable Development”—prehistory of a term—Development that doesn’t threaten future generations—Development without growth in living nature—Competitive relations in the biota and society—Civilization’s rate of growth, the biota’s rate of evolution—A word from concerned scientists.

Keywords

Sustainable development Sustainable yield Brundtland Commission Our Common Future Growth and sustainability Sustainability in physics Growth vs. development Development without growth in nature Social instability Growth and instability Growth of civilization Speed of evolution Evolution of the biota Finite resources 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Institute at the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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