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Re-examining the concept of sustainable development in light of climate change

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  • Julien Chevallier

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    (EconomiX - CNRS : UMR7166 - Université de Paris X - Nanterre)

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This article provides a critical appraisal of the concept of sustainable development in light of climate change. As the latest climate change science indicates strong effects of anthropogenic activity on global warming, we review the pros and the cons of prioritizing development over environmental protection. The methodology used consists in critically discussing the arguments of scientists and academic researchers in the environmental economics field to put a greater emphasis on the preservation of the environment vs. urging development issues. We show that the debate over prioritization does not make sense insomuch as the wider consequences of climate change are envisioned, i.e. it does not appear conceptually appropriate to think about environment and development issues in separate spheres. Our main contribution consists in embracing a holistic approach to discuss sustainable development issues within the new international framework of climate change policy and anthropogenic global warming concerns.

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Date of creation: 26 May 2009
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Keywords: climate change policy; sustainable development; prioritization; development; environmental protection; global warming;

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