Editor’s introduction

  • Sven Grimm Editor-in-Chief: African East-Asian Affairs & Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University


The concept of sustainability is gaining importance, not least in discussions about the succession to the Millennium Development Goals that have a timeline until 2015. While sustainability is a widely accepted leitmotif, the practical reconciliation of environmental protection and conservation with economic and social development remains a challenge for developing and developed countries alike.