There are many aspects of society - economy, government, social structure/culture - that can be analyzed or used as a lens with which to view sustainability. Explore some of the options on this page.
Find out more about the Environmental Protection Agency's stance on sustainability.
In 2006, the Government of the United Kingdom commissioned and published a landmark report on the effects of climate change on the global economy. The report was written by a team of economists at HM Treasury. The team was led by Nicholas Stern, who is the chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. This report has become known as the Stern Review. In the Review Stern argues that "climate change is the greatest market failure the world has ever seen".
Some people think that sustainability can't be reached without changing the fundamentals of our social structure. Read more about social permaculture using the link above.
"What does a sustainable economy look like? Take an in-depth look at the core concepts necessary for an economy that meets people's material needs while respecting the hierarchy of sustainability and working in service to humanity and nature" in this Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series video.