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The chair of sustainable development


, : The chair of sustainable development. Nature and Resources 31(3): 2-7

As an umbrella concept, sustainable development has many dimensions, with many definitions being proffered by people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds and resource-interests. At an operational level, four interlinked dimensions of sustainable development can be recognized: economic, environmental, social and cultural. For development to be sustainable in the long-term, there needs to be a balance between those four dimensions.

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