The Sustainable Development Ideology


Abstrakt

The author treats the concept of sustainable development as an ideology in which ecological assumptions have replaced economic assumptions, and humanity is still considered a means of action, not an end. The author illustrates the meaning of this ideology by showing its history from the report of the Club of Rome from 1972, through subsequent reports of this club and its head Lester R. Brown, up to UN reports entitled Agenda 2021 and Agenda 2030. The author analyses this latter document and the guidelines contained in it based on the assumption that the population of the Earth should be limited, also mechanically, at the expense of the death of unborn children, rather than by a more even distribution of goods, which would decrease the population growth in a natural way. According to the author, these assumptions can be seen in the approach of the signatories of these documents to the issue of the overpopulation of the Earth and in their uncritical support for the controversial theory of anthropogenic global warming. Many objectives of these agendas include slogans that sound extremely noble, but are practically impossible to achieve or their  implementation would limit the freedom of farming and civil liberties in general.


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Opublikowane : 2019-12-27


Roszkowski, W. (2019). The Sustainable Development Ideology. Studia Polityczne, 47(4), 117-133. https://doi.org/10.35757/STP.2019.47.4.05

Wojciech Roszkowski 
Institute of Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences  Polska
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7736-2013





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