Sustain, Maintain, Retain? what does it all mean?

Sustain, Maintain, Retain? What Does It All Mean?

……………The 2005 World Summit also added the balance of demand to the definition of sustainability. The Summit asserts that sustainability is the reconciliation of environmental, social, and economic demands – the three are not mutually exclusive, but mutually enforcing. This definition suggests that a sustainable global society shares a respect for nature, universal rights, economic justice, culture, and politics. Demand management must be enforced, therefore, for all good and services so that consumption is reduced, renewable resources are put to use, and practices are implemented that minimize resource intensity, while maximizing resource productivity……………..

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