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Estonia As A Pilot For A Sustainable Society: Utopia Or Opportunity?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010031

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,100 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Oja

Abstract

Estonia as a pilot for a sustainable society: Utopia or opportunity? A. Oja Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre, SEI-Tallinn, Estonian Institute for Sustainable Development, Institute of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia. Abstract Considerable research effort has been put into discussing the topic of measuring sustainable development. Ethical considerations of sustainability have to be considered before selecting sustainability indicators or indices. The aim of this paper is to examine whether Estonia can become a pilot for a sustainable society. The main objectives are to inquire: (1) What are the ethical preconditions of Estonia to implement sustainability? (2) What is the position of Estonia among the selected countries measured by genuine saving and ecological footprint simultaneously? (3) What is the key factor causing unsustainability in Estonia and what would be the key-solution? The results indicate that good preconditions for ethical considerations for sust

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