The concept of weak sustainability

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996


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


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