Concluding reflections

Pete Seeger, "Turn, Turn, Turn" (1954)

Environmental action and environmental discourse, when carried on in the name of "sustainable development," implicitly or explicitly position themselves with respect to the crisis of justice and the crisis of nature. Different actors produce different types of knowledge; they highlight certain issues and underplay others. How attention is focused, what implicit assumptions are cultivated, what hopes are entertained, and what agents are privileged depends on the way the debate on sustainability is framed.

Wolfgang Sachs, Planet Dialectics (1999: 77-78)

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