Chapter 74: Sustainability
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The entry briefly recalls the legal origin of the notion of sustainability several centuries ago. It then attempts to differentiate three concepts that are often presented as merged: sustainability, sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. The entry argues sustainability is incompatibility with development as growth. Because sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals, at core, support the integration of environmental concern within economic growth, there is a crucial choice to be made on the differentiation of the three concepts. Law is a privileged instrument to further this choice.

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