Sustainable Development - What Is Sustainable Development?


It is impossible to know precisely what the consequences of unchecked or badly managed development will be, but we have enough information to understand that they are potentially negative, costly and irreversible. Sustainable development gives us a new way of thinking through and managing human impact on the world – one that can generate long-lasting benefits for us all.

Chapter 2 reviews the debate on what exactly the concept of sustainable development means. It looks at where the term came from and what it now includes. And it asks how we can make use of the concept in our daily lives and our systems of governance.

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