Definitions

Use of resources in a way and at a rate that does not lead to the long-term degradation of the environment, thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations. (Source: Glossary of terms to negotiators or MEAs, 2007)

Use of the environment and its resources at a rate that does not exceed its capacity for renewal in order to ensure its availability for future generations. (Source: GEMET-DUNSTE / UNUNa)

Hierarchy
Broader: LEO Thesaurus
Related terms:
resource efficiency
sustainable consumption
sustainable management
wise management
wise use