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  SCADPlus: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
To use the traditional definition, sustainable development is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs", in other words ensuring that today's growth does not jeopardise the growth possibilities of future generations.
Sustainable development thus comprises three elements - economic, social and environmental — which have to be considered in equal measure at the political level.
The strategy for sustainable development, adopted in 2001 and amended in 2005, is complemented inter alia by the principle of integrating environmental concerns with European policies which impact on the environment.
europa.eu /scadplus/leg/en/s15001.htm   (151 words)

  
  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Sustainable development   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sustainable development is a process of developing (land, cities) that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" according to the Brundtland Report, a 1987 report from the United Nations.
Sustainable development demands ways of living, working and being that enable all people of the world to lead healthy, fulfilling, and economically secure lives without destroying the environment and without endangering the future welfare of people and the planet.
Sustainable development is one of the issues addressed by international environmental law.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Sustainable_development   (905 words)

  
 Sustainomics and sustainable development - Encyclopedia of Earth
In the sustainomics framework, sustainable development is described as a process for improving the range of opportunities that will enable individual human beings and communities to achieve their aspirations and full potential over a sustained period of time, while maintaining the resilience of economic, social and environmental systems.
Development in the environmental sense is a recent concern relating to the need to manage scarce natural resources in a prudent manner – because human welfare ultimately depends on ecological services.
Sustainability may be also linked to the normal functioning and longevity of a nested hierarchy of ecological and socioeconomic systems, ordered according to scale – e.g., a human community would consist of many individuals, who are themselves composed of a large number of discrete cells.
www.eoearth.org /article/Sustainomics_and_sustainable_development   (4979 words)

  
 Environment - Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of futures generations to meet their own needs – in other words, a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.
Sustainable development will not be brought about by policies only: it must be taken up by society at large as a principle guiding the many choices each citizen makes every day, as well as the big political and economic decisions that have.
Despite important achievements in implementing the EU sustainable development strategy, unsustainable trends persist, ranging from climate change to the ageing of societies in developed countries and a widening gap between the rich and the poor in the world.
ec.europa.eu /environment/eussd   (1443 words)

  
 What Is Sustainable Development?
"Sustainable development requires meeting the major needs of all and extending to all the opportunity to satisfy their aspirations for a better life." However, "living standards that go beyond the basic minimum are sustainable only if consumption standards everywhere have regard for long-term sustainability" (World Commission on Environment and Development, p44).
Much of the developing world feels that the industrialized countries have used up the world's environmental resources in their pursuit of development and now wish to protect what environmental resources are remaining at the expense of the possibility of economically improving the lot of poor nations.
The work of the Menominee Sustainable Development Institute is to look at sustainable development through the prism provided by Menominee efforts to sustain their Forest and society for the last century or so in the face of steadily increasing assimilation pressures by both the U.S. economy and U.S. society.
www.menominee.edu /sdi/whatis.htm   (3731 words)

  
 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on Sustainable Development
As the goal of sustainable development is to permanently improve the living conditions of human beings, social and economic developments must be carried out in a way that is environmentally and ecologically sound; ensuring the continual rejuvenation and availability of natural resources for future generations.
The right to development strongly recognizes that all people are equal and should be treated equally in their access and enjoyment of resources and means to improve and continue personal development.
In rural areas women are assured participation and access to the benefits of rural development through participation in the development planning process; access to education and technical training; the right to organize groups to develop economic opportunity; equal treatment and consideration in land and agrarian reform, and land resettlement.
www.hrea.org /learn/guides/development.html   (3995 words)

  
 Forum Secretariat | Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is one of the four goals articulated by the Leaders in their new Vision and identified in the Pacific Plan.
In practical terms, as noted in the Pacific Plan, sustainable development is about the integration and mutual reinforcement between the three pillars of economic development, social development, and environment conservation (where conservation is defined as wise use, including protection, in some circumstances).
Sustainable development is regarded as a new way of approaching economic and social development and environment conservation.
www.forumsec.org /pages.cfm/sustainable-development   (295 words)

  
 Sustainable Development: Implications for World Peace
For some, sustainable development is a utopian concept, for others demagoguery, while others continue to consider it to be inherently limited in its applicability to cases of extreme poverty and the corresponding difficulties confronted by a large part of the world's population.
If a sustainable development strategy has been successful in terms of the reduction of poverty, the leveling of social inequalities, and the optimum allocation of scarce resources, then certainly many of the situations that exacerbate conflict between different groups, communities, and nationalities will be avoided.
Experiences of sustainable development in the area of management of supply and consumption of water have led to the creation of mechanisms which aid users to define the norms for allocation, use, and transfer of water rights in a democratic process.
www.utexas.edu /courses/sustdevt/conceptual.html   (2865 words)

  
 Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development is the overall goal of Government policy.
The Government wants to build a sustainable society in which economic, social and environmental goals go hand in hand and strengthen one another in a positive development.
A sustainable society is characterised by solidarity, both between generations and between countries.
www.sweden.gov.se /sb/d/2164   (158 words)

  
 Nuclear Energy Agency - Nuclear energy and sustainable development
A key challenge for sustainable development policies is to address those three dimensions in a balanced way, taking advantage of their interactions and making relevant trade-offs whenever needed.
The analysis of nuclear energy characteristics within a sustainable development framework shows that the approach adopted within the nuclear energy sector is generally consistent with the fundamental sustainable development goal of passing on a range of assets to future generations while minimising environmental impacts and burdens.
The OECD works closely with the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) and contributes specifically to activities on education for sustainable development, public/private partnerships for sustainable development and the special themes (which are climate change, energy and industry in 2006/2007).
www.nea.fr /html/sd/welcome.html   (1163 words)

  
 Minnesota Environmental Quality Board: Sustainable Development Initiative
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." For a primer on sustainable development, see Sustainable Development: The Very Idea.
The Sustainable Development Initiative's vision is of a future where businesses grow and prosper while respecting the natural and human environments that support them.
Six challenges to sustainable development in Minnesota: Minnesotans face a series of profound challenges if they are to pass on a high quality life to their children and grandchildren.
www.eqb.state.mn.us /SDI   (680 words)

  
 Sustainable Development - Index Page - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sustainable Development Strategy for 2004-2006 reflects INAC's continuing efforts to integrate the principles of sustainable development into departmental decision making and, in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and northeners, to assist communities to achieve sustainability.
Sustainable development cannot be viewed as a disconnected initiative.
Moving toward sustainable development requires us to fully consider the economic, environmental, governance, cultural and social impacts of our decisions on the fabric of Aboriginal and northern communities.
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca /sd/index_e.html   (134 words)

  
 Sustainable Measures - What is sustainability, anyway?
Sustainable development, sustainable community, sustainable industry, sustainable agriculture.
Sustainability is related to the quality of life in a community -- whether the economic, social and environmental systems that make up the community are providing a healthy, productive, meaningful life for all community residents, present and future.
Understanding the three parts and their links is key to understanding sustainability, because sustainability is about more than just quality of life.
www.sustainablemeasures.com /Sustainability/index.html   (630 words)

  
 Sustainable Development
Sustainable development has become an important word within the environmental community.
The difference between sustainable and nonsustainable activities is discussed along with the importance of asking questions to allow people to reflect from their own experience.
A history of sustainable development is given along with a discussion of the type of education needed.
www.lib.noaa.gov /edocs/develop.html   (793 words)

  
 Sustainable Development Introduction - Global Issues
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
This contributed to the understanding that sustainable development encompasses a number of areas and highlights sustainability as the idea of environmental, economic and social progress and equity, all within the limits of the world’s natural resources.
Yet, achieving sustainable development seems primarily a political task not a technological one, though technology may be one of the many factors that could play an important part in moving towards more sustainable development.
www.globalissues.org /TradeRelated/Development/Intro.asp   (1912 words)

  
 Ecologically Sustainable Development home page
Three principles that are necessary to understanding sustainable development are intergenerational equity, the precautionary approach and biodiversity conservation.
Sustainable development has been practiced by many cultures, but the industrialised world first became interested in the concept in the 1960s.
To achieve sustainable development, changes in policy and activities at all levels - from the individual to the international - are needed.
www.environment.gov.au /esd   (725 words)

  
 What is Sustainable Development?
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
All definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system—a system that connects space; and a system that connects time.
This conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario, October 18-19, 2007 to reflect on the past twenty years of sustainable development in Canada since the publication of the Brundtland report in 1987.
www.iisd.org /sd   (667 words)

  
 Sustainable Development, by David Korten
Conventional: Sustainable development is about achieving the sustained economic growth needed to meet human needs, improve living standards, and provide the financial resources that make environmental protection possible.
Sustainable development is about creating: I) sustainable economies that equitably meet human needs without extracting resource inputs or expelling wastes in excess of the environment's regenerative capacity, and 2) sustainable human institutions that assure both security and opportunity for social, intellectual, and spiritual growth.
Achieving sustainable growth in the South depends on accelerating economic growth in the North to spur demand for Southern exports and thus stimulate Southern economies.
dieoff.org /page86.htm   (1851 words)

  
 Rockefeller Brothers Fund Programs: Sustainable Development   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The RBF’s sustainable development grantmaking endeavors to address these challenges by supporting environmental stewardship that is ecologically based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity.
In addition, sustainable development is a theme that may be identified for attention in one or more of the Fund's "pivotal places," based on an assessment of local needs and priorities.
In all regions where the RBF is engaged in sustainable development grantmaking, it monitors the social and environmental effects of development programs and fiscal policies that are associated with global economic integration and seeks to integrate activities across geographic areas to promote maximum impact.
www.rbf.org /programs/sustainprog.html   (507 words)

  
 EUROPA - Eurostat - Sustainable Development
The EU Sustainable Development Strategy, adopted by the European Council in Gothenburg in June 2001, and renewed in June 2006, aims to reconcile economic development, social cohesion and protection of the environment.
The indicators were developed with the help of a group of national experts, known as the 'Sustainable Development Indicators Task force'.
The theme on Economic Development highlights the economic dimension of sustainable development and bridges it to the Lisbon Process.
epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu /portal/page?_pageid=1998,47433161,1998_47437045&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (509 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Environment: Sustainable Development   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Centre for Sustainable Development - Interdisciplinary research group drawing on the knowledge and expertise of nine departments at Ghent University.
Sustainable Development - A Common Challenge for North and South - Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) article: From the point of view of sustainable development, all countries are "developing countries".
UK Sustainable Development Commission - Inspires government, the economy and society to embrace sustainable development as the central organising principle.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Environment/Sustainable_Development   (738 words)

  
 WHO | World Summit on Sustainable Development
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26 - September 4, 2002) was an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the role of health in sustainable development.
The goals of sustainable development cannot be achieved when there is a high prevalence of debilitating illness and poverty, and the health of a population cannot be maintained without a responsive health system and a healthy environment.
Development policies and practices need to take into account current and future impacts on health and the environment.
www.who.int /wssd/en   (290 words)

  
 Sustainable Development, by David Korten
Conventional: Sustainable development is about achieving the sustained economic growth needed to meet human needs, improve living standards, and provide the financial resources that make environmental protection possible.
Sustainable development is about creating: I) sustainable economies that equitably meet human needs without extracting resource inputs or expelling wastes in excess of the environment's regenerative capacity, and 2) sustainable human institutions that assure both security and opportunity for social, intellectual, and spiritual growth.
Achieving sustainable growth in the South depends on accelerating economic growth in the North to spur demand for Southern exports and thus stimulate Southern economies.
dieoff.com /page86.htm   (1851 words)

  
 Joan Veon -- Sustainable Development, Agenda 21 and Prince Charles
Sustainable development has continued to evolve as that of protecting the world's resources while its true agenda is to control the world's resources.
It was at the 1992 UNCED conference that sustainable development was unveiled.
As sustainable development has evolved to the point where the teaching of Agenda 21 is called "Earth Sciences" in schools, universities, and colleges, our government has instituted Agenda 21 through the Presidents Commission on Sustainable Development.
www.newswithviews.com /Veon/joan19.htm   (1905 words)

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