General Science and Philosophy


Measuring the Environmental Sustainability of Cities and Societies

Authors: Ricardo Alvira

Increasing evidence of the negative effects of the current human development model on the environment [e.g. climate change], make clear the decreasing capability of our planet [as environment] of sustaining human societies over time. Thus, reducing such increasing environmental unsustainability of our societies has become a priority. This requires detecting and modifying current unsustainable patterns of behavior and substituting them for others sustainable patterns. In order to undertake such transformation, we need being able to quantitatively characterize the greater or lesser environmental sustainability of different behaviors incorporated in our current ways of life, as well as those alternatives that could substitute them.

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