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dc.contributor.author Kutua, S.
dc.contributor.author Mothibi, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-08T08:20:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-08T08:20:26Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04
dc.identifier.citation Kutua, S. & Mothibi, J. (2003) Towards a systems approach to sustainable development, Botswana Journal of Technology, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 44-52 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1019-1593
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/660
dc.description.abstract “Sustainable development” as a concept was popularised by a 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development. The report defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, from this definition, we cannot ascertain the central intuition of the notion of sustainable development. Failure to do this makes it difficult to derive methods that can be used to formulate effective intervention policies that can enable nations to attain sustainable development. This paper briefly reviews various schools of thought in popular literature on the notion of sustainable development, exposes their weaknesses and develops a holistic notion of sustainable development based on the systems approach. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Intervention policies en_US
dc.title Towards a systems approach to sustainable development en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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