Key Word : Sustainable Development

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.”

Sustainable development recommends a holistic framework, in which society aims for economic, social, and environmental goals.

Sometimes the following shorthand is used: sustainable development calls for socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

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