The concept of “sustainability,” or “Nachhaltigkeit” in German, can be traced back to Hans Carl von Carlowitz (1645–1714), who managed mining on behalf of the Saxon court in Freiberg. Despite the court’s forest regulations, the impact of timber shortages on Saxony’s silver mining and metallurgy industries was devastating.
Brief History Of Sustainability In 1713, a German forestry handbook was published that used a new word: Nachhaltigkeit. Translated in English, the word meant “sustained yield.” It referred to the practice of only harvesting enough trees as needed yearly.
Ulrich Grober Request full-text Abstract In the last two decades, the concept of ‘Sustainable Development’ has made a steep career as a political and ethical guideline for dealing with the planet’s...
After all, the concept of “sustainability” was given a name in the early eighteenth century by a Saxon bureaucrat who coined the term “Nachhaltigkeit” to describe the practice of harvesting timber continuously from the same forest.
Sustainable development, like sustainability, is regarded to have three dimensions: the environment, economy and society. The idea is that a good balance between the three dimensions should be achieved. Instead of calling them dimensions, other terms commonly used are pillars, domains, aspects, spheres .
The planet has no time to regenerate! The term 'sustainable development' first appeared in an official document signed by thirty-three African countries in 1969, under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In the same year, the Environmental Protection Agency was set up in the United States whose guidelines ...
The word itself was then coined in 1713 by Hanns Carl von Carlowitz, head of the Royal Mining Office in the Kingdom of Saxony, in order to meet the challenge of a predicted shortage of timber, the key resource of the time.
Ben Purvis, Yong Mao & Darren Robinson 427k Accesses 1161 Citations 73 Altmetric 7 Mentions Explore all metrics Cite this article Abstract The three-pillar conception of (social, economic and environmental) sustainability, commonly represented by three intersecting circles with overall sustainability at the centre, has become ubiquitous.
After all, the concept of “sustainability” was given a name in the early eighteenth century by a Saxon bureaucrat who coined the term “Nachhaltigkeit” to describe the practice of ...
Herkunft: Der Begriff Nachhaltigkeit stammt ursprünglich aus der Forstwirtschaft und wird auf eine Publikation von Hans Carl von Carlowitz aus dem Jahr 1713 zurückgeführt, in der er von der „nachhaltenden Nutzung“ der Wälder schrieb. Hermann Friedrich von Göchhausen griff den Begriff 1732 auf.