Scarcity and sustainable development

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Associated vocabulary : Sustainable development, renewable/non-renewable resources, strong/weak sustainability, new tchnology, types of caital 

- COP 21 => limit the increase in temperatures though a worldwide agreement

- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMENT : stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs + the three dimension : economy, environmental, social (to preserve equity). That's why rich countries have to help poor one's to avoid a reduction of their own level of production and consumption.

- Weak/strong sustainability :

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- Ecological footprint = the area of wilderness needed to assimilate human waste

- disucss the notion of no-renewable ressources = does not renew itself at a sufficient rate for sustainable economic extraction in meaningful human time-frames. An example is carbon-based, organically-derived fuel

- discuss the role of technical progress. According to the trust for technical progress we won't have the same conception of the sustainable development, strong or weak. Strong conception = technical progress is not the magic solution, Weak conception = we can trust the technical progress.

- discuss role of economic alternatives => simple living, degrowth

- Is economic growth, an option to escape from scarcity, compatible with the defense of environment ?














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