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Outline of sustainability

Venn diagram of sustainable development:
at the confluence of three constituent parts[1]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to sustainability:

Sustainability – capacity to endure. For humans, sustainability is the long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of stewardship and responsible resource management.

Contents

  • Essence of sustainability 1
  • Taxonomy 2
    • Sub-fields of sustainability science 2.1
    • Sub-fields of sustainability governance 2.2
    • Related disciplines 2.3
  • History of sustainability 3
  • Biodiversity 4
    • Levels of biological organisation 4.1
  • Politics of sustainability 5
  • Population control 6
  • Environmental technology 7
    • Energy conservation 7.1
    • Over consumption 7.2
    • Food 7.3
    • Water 7.4
    • Materials 7.5
  • Leaders in sustainability 8
  • Sustainability lists 9
    • Glossaries 9.1
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Essence of sustainability

Sustainability

Taxonomy

Sustainabiity is divided into two main branches: sustainability science and sustainability governance. Each of these branches is divided into a number of subfields:

Sub-fields of sustainability science

Sustainability science

Sub-fields of sustainability governance

Sustainable packaging - molded pulp uses recycled newsprint to form package components. Here, researchers are molding packaging from straw[2]

Sustainability governance

Related disciplines

History of sustainability

Biodiversity

Coral reefs are amongst the most diverse ecosystems on earth.

Biodiversity

Levels of biological organisation

Politics of sustainability

Population control

Population control

Environmental technology

Sustainable urban design and innovation: Photovoltaic ombrière SUDI is an autonomous and mobile station that replenishes energy for electric vehicles using solar energy.

Environmental technology

Energy conservation

Energy conservation

Over consumption

Over-consumption

Food

Urban horticulture - Salad lettuce cultivation at the Growing Communities‘ urban plot, in Springfield Park, Clapton, North London.

Food

Water

Water

Materials

Materials

Leaders in sustainability

Category:Sustainability advocates

Paul Hawken Amory Lovins

Sustainability lists

Glossaries

References

  1. ^ Adams, W.M. (2006). "The Future of Sustainability: Re-thinking Environment and Development in the Twenty-first Century." Report of the IUCN Renowned Thinkers Meeting, 29–31 January 2006. Retrieved on: 2009-02-16.
  2. ^

External links

  • Sustainability at DMOZ
  • Principles of Sustainability - University of Idaho-Washington State University 50-Part HD/Surround Sound Doculecture Open Course
  • Microdocs: Elements of sustainability
  • Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth - on-line book by Hiroshi Komiyama and Steven Kraines
  • Learning for sustainability web site
  • International Federation of Accountants Sustainability Framework from the International Federation of Accountants
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