barriers to sustainability

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Synonyms: sustainability barriers

Any obstacle to reaching a goal, adaptation or mitigation potential that can be overcome or attenuated by a policy, programme, or measure. Barrier removal includes correcting market failures directly or reducing the transactions costs in the public and private sectors by e.g. improving institutional capacity, reducing risk and uncertainty, facilitating market transactions, and enforcing regulatory policies. (IPCC)

Related terms:
regulatory barriers to increased share of renewable energy, sustainable economiesA green economy is a economy or economic development model based on sustainable development and a knowledge of ecological economics

Broader terms:
sustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened.

Narrower terms:
barriers to carbon markets, technical barriers to sustainability, political barriers to sustainability, social barriers to sustainability, legal barriers to sustainability, financial barriers to sustainability

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