What is Sustainability?


Sustainability refers to the balancing of economic, social, and ecological/ environmental aspects of development. It concerns development that attends to the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of our planet’s natural systems to support the needs of future generations.


The Government of Israel has committed itself to the concept of sustainability. In its Resolution No. 246 (adopted unanimously on May 14, 2003), it proclaimed:

“The policy of the Government of Israel will be based on principles of conducting sustainable development that combines: a dynamic economy, wise use of natural resources, protecting ecological systems and providing equal opportunities for all, in order to meet the needs of the current and ensuing generations”.