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Sustainable Development

What is Sustainable Development? Environmental, economic and social well-being for today and tomorrow

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

UN:

 

The Resilience Alliance

 

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD):  
Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:[1]
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:

  • the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”

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