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Questions tagged [sustainable-development]

Concept that development should produce sustainable economic growth, while ensuring that future generations keep the same abilities. Strongly related to sustainable resource management and environmental protection.

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What is capitalism's answer to constant economic growth hitting the limit of the planet's finite resources?

We keep hearing a lot about economic growth in the media and this answer shows us why it is so important: Therefore, we have three options: A constant increase in unemployment. (Generally ...
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What is the capitalist answer to rail passenger transportation being non financially profitable?

In developed countries, rail transport is usually provided at financial loss, and needs to be subsidised by governments. In countries who have refused to do so (mostly on the American continent), ...
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Are there any studies on the effect of political power centralization on sustainability?

I am trying to understand the relationship between governance and sustainability. So far I find that the management of common pool resources (CPRs) provides a prime example of research on this topic. ...
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Can Trump undo the UN climate change agreement (Paris Agreement)?

Trump has just won the elections. Can he somehow stop the US from participating in the UN COP21 climate change agreement (which was already signed formally by the US)? Also I've read here that To ...
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How to categorize the world's problems?

I am looking for ways to categorize global sustainability-related issues. Some efforts in this regard that I am aware of are the UN's Millennium Development Goals and their successors — the ...
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What impact on urban sprawl is there when each major city has its own administrative division?

Urban Sprawl is a major issue in many countries. Specifically in my country (Switzerland) it is such an issue that truly rural areas (where a majority of people don't go to a town every day to work) ...
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What policies for ecological sustainability have been proposed by conservative or economically libertarian political groups?

This question explores the nature of the green movement, which is often associated with progressive or left-wing politics. One answer points out that it's not the problem identification that is ...
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(Why) are policies aimed at sustainability often associated with progressive/left-wing politics?

It appears sustainable policies are often associated with progressive or left-wing politics. For example, the Wikipedia article on green politics states: Green politics is a political ideology that ...