Humans way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet. We are damaging the natural environment and imposing on the nature for excess of needs dictated by ecological and biological dimensions. This implies, damaging the life of the next generations and negating the principles of sustainable development. Humans detrimental behavior is based on principles of growth paradigm , in which , human comsumption patterns have negative effects on the environment . The current model of development is unsustainable and can not secure the future of human beings on the planet.
This article identifies similarities and differences of the paradigms of growth and sustainability. The main contribution of the article is to develop a new conceptual framework for sustainable development by including political parameter as an extra dimension and presenting two conceptual frameworks :
1) for humans and eco-systems wellbeing and 2) for the process of change.