Sustainability is an objective value

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Sustainability is defined as the use of the vital functions (possible uses) of our biophysical surroundings in such a way that they remain indefinitely available. This situation can be established scientifically. Consequently, sustainability is an objective concept to the extent that natural science is objective. The objective description of sustainable use of functions and the subjective preferences for such a use - the question whether or not we want to achieve such use - should be sharply distinguished.

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  • Herman E. Daly

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