Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
The modern use of the concept of sustainable development refers to management of the use of natural resources aimed at balancing availability of natural resources with consumption with a view to promote economic growth and social well-being. Sustainable development has played a central role in international governance of food production and consumption throughout the last 25 years. The concept of sustainable development is implemented in two international governance frameworks: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The scope of this entry is to examine the concept of sustainability and sustainable development and its role in governance and policy of food production and consumption. Section “Sustainable Development as an Ethical Ideal in...
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