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Sustainable livelihood includes job opportunities that are of a non-invasive type, and exclude extensive felling, heavy fishery, mono-cultures and other activities than permanently harm the environment; it also includes an lifestyle that takes care of any gives assets, such as fresh water or fertile soil by using them responsibly.
'A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base.' (FAO)

Related terms:
sustainability, adaptation co-benefits, climate justice, mitigation co-benefits, livelihood diversification, nature protection, climate change as a threat to MDG, Millennium Development Goals

Broader terms:
sustainable development

Narrower terms:
livelihood assets, sustainable job creation, sustainable livelihoods approaches, efficient cooking stoves, access to water

Linked data frontend for sustainable livelihoods.