Interaction between Society, Economy and Environment

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This view has been expressed as an illustration using three overlapping ellipses indicating that the three pillars of sustainability are not mutually exclusive and can be mutually reinforcing(Britain 2009).The three pillars have served as a common ground for numerous sustainability standards and certification systems in recent years(Manning 2011, Reinecke 2012)
As far as the challenge of sustainable development is to achieve a steady economic growth rate and address social needs while not depleting natural resources, the development of ASM requires a holistic approach that considers the environmental, economic and social challenges together(Purevjav 2010). Figure 2: The conventional economic view of the interaction between economy, society and environment
Source: Scott Cato, M. (2009) Figure 3: Venn diagram of sustainable development: at the confluence of three constituent parts
Source: Adams, W.M. (2006)
The indicators of sustainability:
Apart from all other models, the sustainability triangle talks about economy, culture and context as the factors of which shape the sustainability triangle which shape a sustainable society. Besides it can be said that the triangle is the most sustainable shape in the world, that you cannot drew it wrongly, the difference is in kind. So in here we are going to talk about an “Equilateral triangle” which has 3 equal edges. If any of these edges go out of its correct order this triangle is not sustainable…