able to continue without causing damage to the environment:
The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture.
the sustainable use of rainforest resources
Cycling is a totally sustainable form of transport.
environmentally sustainable development
able to continue for a long time:
The party is promising low inflation and sustainable economic growth.
—sustainability noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: environment
good for the environment: environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable, organic
people who want to protect the environment: greens, eco-warriors
things that cause harm to the environment: pollution, greenhouse gases, global warming, acid rain, deforestationenvironment
➔ See also environment