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Growth and Sustainable Development

Published in May 2001

Overall sustainable development supposes that two concepts are called into question:
1) the pseudo law of "market self-regulation";
2) the notion of "human insatiability" as the basis of "needs". A sustainable culture must give precedence to the fulfillment of "being" rather than to "having". All its facets should be made clear: cultural (there is no single system of sustainable development, since it is influenced by history and geography), political (sustainability obliges us to debate democratically on the type of society wanted), economic (growth should no longer be confused with genuine development), socially just and ecologically viable. It also has an essential moral facet: justice for future generations.

Switching to sustainable development therefore implies changes in every area. Emphasis must be given to two dimensions on the strategic level: that of governance and world governance in particular, and that of information and education aimed at promoting the importance of being rather than having.



Coordinated by ...

- Nova, Centre per a la Innovació Social (NOVACIS)

Nova promotes social innovation with bottom-up participation and cross-cultural dialog to help to generate alternative socioeconomic models to globalization, a culture based on peace and a more sustainable society. It collaborates with organizations and institutions interested in starting projects that promote social innovation, and provides participative tools and services that allow citizens to become actively involved in these processes, including dialog among cultures wherever possible.

Site - Nova, Centre per a la Innovació Social (NOVACIS)



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Topics Included

culture . economy . education . ethics . social change . democracy . development . environment . information . international agencies . market regulation . social . sustainable development . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Companies Beyond Profit?
Go ! Debt and Structural Adjustment
Go ! Economic Policies
Go ! Ethical Consumption
Go ! Fair Trade
Go ! Finance for the Common Good
Go ! From the WTO’s Setback in Seattle ... to the Conditions for Global Governance
Go ! Growth and Sustainable Development
Go ! Health and its Issues in the Twenty-first Century
Go ! How Can Companies Exercise Their Responsibilities?
Go ! Precarity and Exclusion
Go ! Production, Investment, and Technology
Go ! Red Card for Tourism?
Go ! Social Money: Lever of the Economic Paradigm
Go ! Solidarity Economy
Go ! Solidarity Finance
Go ! Tax Policies, Redistribution, and Social Welfare
Go ! The Trade-union Movement at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Women and the Economy
Go ! Work, Employment, and Activity
Go ! World Trade Organization

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