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What is Sustainable Development?

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Abstract:

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 positive results for the greater benefi t of human societies.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2008-12-01

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