chapter  9
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- The Meaning of Social-Environmental Sustainability

Social-environmental sustainability is just another term for intergenerational equity and refers to the responsibility of the current generation to its own members, its descendants, and all generations of the future. The concept of intergenerational equity or environmental justice, from the human point of view, asserts that we owe something to every other person sharing the planet with us, both those present and those yet unborn. But what exactly do we have to give?