Sustainability refers to something that is able to be stored or replicated by its own characteristics, without intervention or external support. The term can be applied on several issues: productive methods, economic processes, etc.
When we talk about sustainable development, for example, it is making mention of the possibility of achieving a region to grow from exploiting its resources. This arises without exploitation that leads to jeopardise the future existence of the resources in question. Sustainable development also contemplates that growth can be achieved without external interference.
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