The tensions between well-being and sustainability. Well-being and sustainability around 2010: well-being and sustainability around 2010

H.W. Lintsen, F.C.A. Veraart

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Abstract

This chapter describes, first, the development of well-being between 1970 and 2010 from the perspective of the efforts of the societal midfield, the national government, and the business community. In the second place, the situation around 2010 is evaluated from the perspective of 1970 and a present-day perspective. From the perspective of 1970 material welfare and well-being have developed in a positive sense between 1970 and 2010. Problematic from this perspective is the increase in criminality and unemployment. In the Netherlands the crisis of nature and environment seems to be past its deepest point. The present-day perspective is described using the position of the Netherlands in European rankings for different themes and indicators. It confirms what has been said above in previous analyses: the Netherlands has a high quality of life. But this can be contested for the chances for future generations, especially in relation to human and natural capital. In addition, the Netherlands is more than ever intertwined with international supply chains for her resources and energy. In this way the Netherlands has displaced a part of its sustainability problems to foreign lands. On the other hand, international supply chains - as in the meat sector - have led to more landscape damage and environmental problems within the Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWell-Being, Sustainability and Social Development
Subtitle of host publicationThe Netherlands 1850-2050
EditorsHarry Lintsen, Frank Veraart, Jan-Pieter Smits, John Grin
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter21
Pages459-479
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319766966
ISBN (Print)9783319766959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Business community
  • Environment
  • Midfield
  • Monitor
  • National government
  • Sustainability
  • Tradeoff

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