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What Is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability emerges from "sustainable development" defined in the 1987 Brundtland Report as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," addressing the balance between social equity, economic vitality, and environmental integrity.

Issues relating to sustainability are interdisciplinary, and may be found under a variety of topics in the UCLA collection. Check our list of Sustainability Topics for suggested Subject Heading searches. To search by Subject Heading, go to the UCLA/UC Library Search and select "Subject List (start of)".

Key Sustainability Journals

E-encyclopedias, E-books, E-journals, and Databases

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