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Sustainable Development: Understanding The Least Resource Base

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In the paper, the least resource base required to ensure isolated human habitat sustainability over a historically long period of time is discussed. Territory and energy are proposed as such basic resources. The analysis of isolated societies of Tasmania, the Chatham Islands, and North Sentinel Island concludes that habitat can exist long and sustainably in a local area of at least 30 square kilometres in a mode of inherent safety, without the use of artificial technologies. This conclusion demonstrates the possibility of sustainable development of human civilization as a sum of local communities in the context of the isolationism paradigm, an alternative to globalism’s currently dominant concept. The significance of identifying the least resource base of sustainable development of isolated communities in the context of the establishment of scientific bases and settlements in remote areas of the globe, on the Moon and other planets of the solar system, and developing strategies to combat pandemics such as COVID-19, is highlighted.

About the Authors

Eugene Eremchenko
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Leninskie Gory, 1 119991, Moscow

Vladimir Tikunov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Leninskie Gory, 1 119991, Moscow

Josef Strobl
University of Salzburg

Hellbrunnerstraße 34 5020 Salzburg

Antonio Del Mastro
Mars Planet

Via Dalmine, 10/a – 24035 Curno BG

Federico Monaсo
University of Parma

Via Antonio Gramsci, 14 43126 Parma


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Eremchenko E., Tikunov V., Strobl J., Del Mastro A., Monaсo F. Sustainable Development: Understanding The Least Resource Base. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2021;14(1):25-32.

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