Any Lesson from the History of Sustainable Development?

Miloslav Lapka 1  and Eva Cudlínová 2
  • 1 Faculty of Philosophy and Art, Charles University Prague, Celetná 20, Praha 1, 110 00
  • 2 Faculty of Economy, South Bohemia University, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Any Lesson from the History of Sustainable Development?

Have we still got time for sustainability and reasonable application of ideas of sustainable development? It has been just over twenty years since the Brundtland Commission Report but, taken as an axiological term; sustainable development resonates with older historical horizons. At the heart of a long running history we are beginning to articulate more or less sustaining relationships between man and nature. We have described the (human) needs in the environmental, economic and social dimension of sustainable development to show some amazing shift in perception of sustainable development from local to global level. We are convinced that historical lesson of sustainable development shows there is no more time for sustainability, but time for SOStainability. Our proposed S-O-S in SOStainability means Save Our Sustainability! SOStainability represents the need to end the compromise between economic development and natural life supporting systems.

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