FSSD Sustainability Principles

The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development includes necessary, sufficient, general, concrete and non-overlapping principles which must be included in the strategic guidelines:

In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing

  1. extraction: concentrations of substances extracted from the earth’s crust (e.g. fossil carbon, minerals and metals): Don’t extract faster than nature can regenerate.
  2. waste: concentrations of substances produces by society: Don’t create more waste than nature can proces, see also planetary boundaries.
  3. degradation by physical means (e.g. freshwater change, land-system change, biosphere integrity, see also planetary boundaries).

And people are not subject to structural obstacles to

  1. health (e.g. injury, emotional and mental distress)
  2. influence (participate in shaping the social systems they are part of)
  3. competence (ability for learning and education)
  4. impartiality (e.g. no discrimination)
  5. meaning making (individual and co-create common meaning, e.g. cultural expression)