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dc.contributor.authorSesega, Samuelu S.
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-15T04:36:54Z
dc.date.available2010-09-15T04:36:54Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2525
dc.description.abstractThe study interprets sustainability and sustainable development. It argues that Western Samoa should adopt a sustainable development approach and outlines how that approach may be put into operation. Sustainability is a development ideal, a dynamic condition of material well-being achieved and maintained by the efficient use of a sustainable level of physical resource throughput. Sustainable development is the process of achieving sustainability, hence of reorienting society onto a sustainable path. Western Samoa must adopt sustainable development. The logical consequence of her current development approach is, ultimately, the depletion of forests, water resources, land productivity, and the loss of biological diversity. This is the outcome of the collective impact of economically rational individuals operating under conditions of laxed customary land tenure rules and agricultural incentives. The unrestrained pursuit of economic growth under conditions of extreme vulnerability to commodity price fluctuations, also encourages the short-term exploitation of a rapidly dwindling stock of natural resources. The immediate priorities of sustainable development in Western Samoa is the removal of unsustainable policies and strategies in the natural resources sector and the direct protection of the environment by alienating lands for conservation purposes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectWestern Samoaen
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen
dc.subjecteconomic developmenten
dc.subjectnatural resourcesen
dc.subjectland productivityen
dc.subjectbiological diversityen
dc.subjectdevelopmenten
dc.titleSustainability and sustainable development : a goal and an approach for development in Western Samoaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorStevens, Jenny
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc140202 Economic Development and Growthen


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