Foundation of Sustainability
Articles on sustainable development
Ikeda, D. (2004). Education for sustainable
development. The Japan Times. Issue Nov 22, 2004.
This article triggered by the start
of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
in 2005 contributes Japanese and Buddhist viewpoints to the topic.
Articles on the theoretical foundation
supporting sustainable development
Laszlo, E. (1999). A new vision from
science. Web-published document.
This article summarises the changing
worldview as it arises from natural sciences. Laszlo writes: "It
is our role [...] that evolution on this planet does not lead to
a dead-end; that it sets forth the grand adventure of our species
by creating a world where our individuality, innovation, and diversity
are not the source of disunity, conflict, and degradation, but a
foundation for coherence, cooperation, and coevolution."
Further reading and details on the
topic by Ervin Laszlo:
Laszlo, E. (1993). The creative cosmos. Edinburgh: Floris Books.
Laszlo, E. (1997). Third Millenium: The challenge and the vision.
London: Gaia Books.
Laszlo, E. (2000). Macroshift. New York: toExcel Publishers.