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9) Sustainable Development -As defined in lecture when reviewing the “Our Common Future” report, sustainable development is simply meeting the economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to provide their needs. -In Hawken’s analysis of Ecology of Commerce, he defines a sustainable development in relation to a market economy as one based off efficiency, unlike the analogy he derives of weeds. -In his analogy he illustrates the image of weeds growing though a paved road. The road represents the economy, and the weeds represent the exploitive staple consumption. -He argues that to embrace sustainable development, we must develop a sustainable economy that permits this; diverse and fundamentally not exploitive to the environment. -As discussed in tutorial, sustainable development invariably requires a sacrifice of
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