|Ecological SPACE (Sustainable
Production and Consumption) Project
How much energy, water and other resources can we consume,
and how much pollution can we produce, without infringing
on the right of future generations to use earth's resources?
"Eco-space" (environmental capacity) is the term used to describe
what each person on earth would be entitled to if a sustainable
amount of the planet's resources were distributed equally.
The Eco Space model shows that our greatest challenge in pursuing
a sustainable global society is to forge universal guiding
principles which offer an alternative to the path of excessive
production/consumption still followed by advanced countries
(the North). Shared global principles (i.e. the environmental
capacity concept) are a necessary foundation for an effective,
global standard of justice, shared by all people, that gives
full consideration to north-south and inter-generational equity.
Contant Person: Koyu
|Japan Center for a Sustainable
Environment and Society (JACSES)
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