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Sustainability

The concept of sustainability can be traced back to President Theodore Roosevelt, who stated in 1910, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” In 1987 the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission) defined a sustainable development as one that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability has three interdependent dimensions—the environment, economics, and society—often referred to as the triple bottom line.
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There are three levels of violence involved in non-sustainable development.
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The company said that it has made significant progress in reducing its reliance on non-sustainable unstable revenue flows from international calling cards and has reduced its exposure to the "fierce price competition" and regulatory restrictions within the international calling segment.
Consequently, we expect the pricing gap to widen between sustainable and non-sustainable assets during the next few years.
As we have seen with the likes of Rangers and Portsmouth football clubs, there is growing evidence that the current financial systems are non-sustainable.
The new product, 603-60 SuperLux PSF-SS, Mr Duffett added, Van normally be used as a direct replacement for non-sustainable fat powders'.
I wholeheartedly support green taxation as a way to stimulate change but feel the overinflated, non-sustainable subsidies paid to companies to produce small amounts of massively overpriced electricity must be halted.
But those costs are, in general, becoming more acceptable, especially as more facilities implement sustainable designs and fewer non-sustainable choices are available.
However, salary increases announced by the government, makes the universities' budget non-sustainable.
Europe's welfare system is non-sustainable and should be reduced if countries want reasonable fiscal balances, according to US economist Steve Hanke.
Universal Heat Death" is the theoretical effect of a non-sustainable level of entropy building up in the universe.
According to Environment Administration director Filip Ivanov, the Center will serve as the focal point for obtaining information on the region's natural values, but also problems of the eco-system caused by non-sustainable economic activities in the Prespa Lake basin.

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