Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
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The article is developed under an evolved conception considering the economically correct canons, involving alternative contributions made from Latin-American and specifically Colombia. Then appears the development given in sustainable development conceptualization, in the light of development and environment approach the role of Latin-American proposals is involved. Existent relations and inter-dependencies are shown result of development and environment advance, evidencing reciprocal influences of each element in other's definition. The document concludes showing a clear trend to uniformity of concepts and dominance of thought from thought centers and decision making, which does not mean improvement in terms of development nor sustainable development; therefore it is urgent to seek for alternatives which respond to Latin-American necessities on intellectual independence.
Keywords : sustainable development; environment; alternative development; environmental thought.