24 May 2013 - 25 May 2013
According to the Brundland commission, sustainable development is the kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The two key concepts of sustainable development are:
• Needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poorest people, to which they should be given overriding priority.
• The limitations that must imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet both present and future needs.
Last edited: 24 February 2014
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