In ecological terms, sustainability refers to how biological systems remain diverse and productive.

Self-sustaining, healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems, absent human intervention.  In legal terms, sustainability involves the survival of systems and processes through our laws, regulations and policies.

The fundamental principle for our environmental sustainability is sustainable development within our legal framework.  This includes inter-connected disciplines involving ecology law, economics, politics, planning and culture.

Sustainability requires our understanding of sustainable development and environmental science.


2 thoughts on “Sustainability”

  1. We see nature, we observe civilization, we cherish opportunities to improve both.
    In our DNA, we have prospects for sustainability, but we must take advantage of our possibilities.
    There are a multitude of environmental issues and policies and legal challenges.
    They seem inadequate to address and improve our prospects as a species.
    As the great scientist and explorer, David Suzuki, opined:
    “Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.”
    David Suzuki

  2. We suffer from dwindling water and atmospheric resources.
    Our cities are overcrowded.
    Our rural regions need support.
    We need to work together to save our one biosphere.

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