Sustainable development as a challenge for environmental cybernetics

Cestmir Halbich (Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Agriculture, Prague, Czech Republic)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Deals with the not commonly used terms environmental cybernetics and more sophisticated technologies (MST) in connection with a frequent term sustainable development. In the introduction the author characterises the current situation in the world and mentions problems connected with human survival. Environmental cybernetics and MST are defined in the second part of the paper; stress is put on their relationship with sustainable development . The third part of the paper focuses on possible ways of using MST to solve topical global problems. In conclusion, says that it is possible and desirable to change human activities by cybernetical and technological means in order to exploit natural resources to a lesser extent than is being practised now.



Halbich, C. (2000), "Sustainable development as a challenge for environmental cybernetics", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 9/10, pp. 1195-1201.

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