Definition(s)
Use of resources in a way and at a rate that does not lead to the long-term degradation of the environment, thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations. (Source: Glossary of terms to negotiators or MEAs, 2007)
Use of the environment and its resources at a rate that does not exceed its capacity for renewal in order to ensure its availability for future generations. (Source: GEMET-DUNSTE / UNUNa)

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Used for

  • resource efficiency
  • sustainable management
  • wise management
  • sustainable consumption
  • wise use