Important Concepts

Important concepts

In this section we’ll explore some of the concepts associated with sustainable development that many of you may not have encountered before. We’ll start off with complexity theory and learn how simple solutions cannot be applied to a complex problem. Then we’ll look at some concepts of a philosophical nature such as contestable concepts, the issue around the definition of sustainable development and justice. Finally we’ll finish this section with the idea that the earth is a metabolism which encompasses the economy as well as energy and order.

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