The concept of weak sustainability

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Abstract

This paper surveys the links between growth theory with exhaustible resources and the concept of weak sustainability. It examines the underlying assumptions behind this concept, and questions the usefulness of the weak sustainability index as an indicator of sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-156
JournalEcological Economics
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

Keywords

  • Exhaustible resources
  • Growth theory
  • Natural capital
  • Production functions
  • Sustainability

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