Human consciousness as a base for sustainability in socio-economic-ecological systems

Estrella Bernal Cuenca, David Edgar

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    Abstract

    Sustainability of socio-economic-ecological systems always implies a structural uncertainty coming mainly from the diversity of social values involved in the decision making processes required to manage the system. Such uncertainty cannot be reduced in any way, but needs to be managed if sustainability is to be pursued in its 'strong' meaning. This work proposes a methodology to manage structural uncertainty based upon the integration of elements from ecological economics, sociology and biology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-245
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

    Keywords

    • ecological economics
    • sustainability
    • socio-economics
    • decision making

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