The concept of sustainable development has come
to dominate the debate regarding economic development.
It has its origins in the Commission on Environment and Development
which was formed by the UN in 1983 to investigate
environmental issues regarding economic development.
In 1987, the Commission published Our Common
Future (also known as the Bruntland Report).
This report is now acknowledged as a landmark publication
in the development of environmental awareness
and particularly the need for environmental
concerns to be integrated into all aspects of successful
development. The report defines sustainable development
as ddevelopment that meets the needs of the
present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needsT. The Earth Summit
in 1992 reinforced the concept of sustainable
development which has since become widely embraced
and integrated into policies and procedures.
There is a growing, global consensus that attempts to
acknowledge the interests of future generations and
other species. Central to sustainable development is
how we use the Earth’s natural resources and the
processes by which they are transformed. This can
be described in terms of capital.
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