Sustainable Development, Well-Being, Energy Efficiency
CHICA URZOLA, Juan Angel
BENAVIDES MIRANDA, Vanessa
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Sustainable development can be seen as the harmony between two forces composed in one part by the different biophysical systems of the planet and in the other by the development seen as economic growth. Latouche presents this harmony in a clear way when it says that it is an "economically efficient, ecologically sustainable, socially equitable, democratically founded, geopolitically acceptable, culturally diversified" development (Latouche, 2007. cited by Gomez, 2014) and the which can be derived some elements or dimensions that are in constant interaction and that make this development problem and its sustainability should be approached from a broader perspective than only the environmental one, implies an approach from the human, the social, the political, the institutional and the economic.
In this approach, there are two key elements to take into account: Human needs and energy. The first because of the satisfaction of these is where the well-being part and this is the element considered as sustainable for humanity and the planet. The second, because there is a close relationship between human needs, well-being and economic growth of a society, since energy is the main satisfactory of human needs