Concepts of Strong Comparability and Commensurability Versus Concepts of Strong and Weak Sustainability

Remigijus Čiegis, Raimondas Čiegis, Edmundas Jasinskas


The possibilities to evaluate sustainability are essential for sustainable development. In this article some theoretical concepts, essential for evaluation of sustainability, are analysed. As the objectives, for this the content of concepts of strong comparability and commensurability and strong and weak sustainability are critically investigated. First, the essence of the sustainability concept is discussed. Then the role of strong comparability and commensurability concepts in evaluation of sustainability are analyzed. The role of capital factor in strong and weak sustainability concepts is elaborated. As the methods of the research, logic abstraction, which encompasses generalisations on theoretical systems analysis of the problems of sustainable consumption and production, according to the conclusions and reasoning of scientists from other countries was used in the article.


concepts of strong comparability and sommensurability, concepts of strong and weak sustainability.

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