Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Sustainable Development means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development includes economic, environmental and social sustainability, which are independent and mutually reinforcing pillars, and can be achieved by rationally managing physical, natural and human capital. Poverty eradication, changing unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are overarching objectives of, and essential requirements for, sustainable development.

Based on the Report of the Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987, and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.