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Pursuing sustainability in a messy world

The sustainability requirements set out in Chapter 5 are drawn and distilled from nearly two decades of discourse and experimentation. The list is also conceived specifically for application as criteria for decision making – especially concerning the kinds of undertakings that are now subject to environmental assessment obligations. Unlike the many explorations of sustainability that aim to further intellectual discussion or influence political priorities, the list of eight requirements is meant for direct practical use in the world of controversy and dispute.