Sustainability barriers may be defined as the obstacles seen in respect of the implementation of sustainability efforts.
Barriers can be considered as situations or issues that make the execution of an activity or action difficult. We can compare the barrier to an obstacle and a difficulty to an impediment. The paths to sustainability are full of barriers (Milbrath 1995). Sustainability tends to take into account the economic, social, and environmental aspects (Elkington 1994) so that future generations can meet their needs, according to the most famous definition of sustainable development, from the Brundtland’s (1987) Report.
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