Sustainable future replaces sustainable development concept by systemic behaviour via social responsibility
by Matjaz Mulej; Anita Hrast; Vojko Potocan; Timi Ečimović; Zdenka Ženko
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 27, No. 1/2, 2017

Abstract: This is no engineering issue, but a conceptual issue with impact on engineering and other professional work and humankind's survival. Humankind has put itself in existential troubles by its one-sided behaviour over the entire industrialisation period, which provided a big material progress, but to a very small minority of humans only. The natural preconditions of human survival are in danger. The concept of 'sustainable development' has not solved the problem. The 'sustainable future' concept is supposed to replace it by introducing the requisitely systemic approach, which is now enjoying worldwide organisations' support with the concept of 'social responsibility'. But many crucial issues are still unsolved, including the information, measurement, diffusion and synergy of them in non-technological innovation of the inherited habits, etc.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Dec-2016

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