0 Functional Approaches to Sustainability
In view of the integral approach to theory, strategy and global governance system, I will now discuss a functional guideline for the multi-dimensional proposal that combines Cultural, educational, legal and systemic approaches to Sustainable Development. For these multiple approaches to be most effective, they must all fit into one another to constitute one coherent integral process and methodology. This indicates an assumption relevant to various synergistic interactions of the respective approaches. Such a methodology may, indeed, give rise to many favorable synergy effects, as well as greater functional effectiveness at a much lower cost over time. For this purpose, I will introduce in this chapter an appropriate guideline for the integral methodology.