Definitions of Sustainability


We urgently need to put into place sustainable engineering practices leading to a more sustainable future for all humankind. SERINA links this to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals, but what exactly is the meaning of Sustainability?

How would you define the notion? Here is a chance for you to contribute your ideas, particularly as Sustainability is linked to Engineering Education, Research and Active Practice

“Ecologist C. S. Holling forwarded the notion that “Sustainability is the capacity to create, test, and maintain adaptive capability.” That adaptive capability arises from the concept that all systems, natural and human, are in constant cycles of creation and destruction, invention and revolution, some of these passing by rapidly, and some quite slow relative to the human time scale. We develop opportunity, and in doing so, we must craft sustainable development.”