Environmental management vs sustainability

Environmental Management and sustainability are they same or different from each other? Pls. clarify elaborately.

[ 16/11/20 ]

Very different.

Systems can be managed to extinction, most companies do exactly that.

Sustainability is something else.
It involves surviving over the long term.

By definition that involves exploration and experimentation.
There is no set of rules (even meta rules) that guarantee survival.
One needs to be constantly on the lookout for novel threat and opportunity, at the same time as one is being responsible for the known limits of biological and social systems.

We are complex adaptive systems.
Any attempt to over simplify us or the environment in which we live will eventually result in failure.

We need to accept complexity and diversity, and show both a lot of respect.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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