Development policies that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.
Growth in economies and in living standards that can last indefinitely without harming the environment.
Received wide international attention following its endorsement in the 1987 report by the World Commission on Environment and Development. Sustainability was defined as development that meets the needs of the present without limiting the potential to meet the needs of future generations
Managing the use, development and protection of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic and cultural well-being and for their health and safety while - (a) sustaining the potential of natural and physical resources to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations; and (b) safeguarding the life-supporting capacity of air, water, soil and ecosystems; and (c) avoiding, remedying or mitigating any adverse effects of activities on the environment.
A key objective of sustainable development is the need to secure an adequate supply of minerals to meet economic needs, whilst minimising the potential adverse effects of mineral extraction on the environment.
Economic development that is achieved without undermining the incomes, resources, or environment of future generations.
Activities that can be maintained over the long term while achieving a balance between the environment, the economy and society.
Meeting the needs of today while ensuring that the future generation can meet their needs
A new paradigm stressing the necessity of development to be "sustainable." This means that development must improve people's lives in an equitable manner and not be destructive to the natural environment. Democratization is also part of what makes development sustainable.
this is a process to 'ensure quality of life for all now and for future generations'. It seeks to ensure that social objectives are met in an environmentally benign way and at the optimum long term economic cost. The term is often used in connection with a whole system â€“ i.e. 'this economy, region or organisation is being developed sustainably'. It helps us to think about the wider costs and benefits of every choice we make â€“ the total impact upon the community, economy and the environment. It implies growth, but is more concerned with the qualitative aspects of growth and change rather than the quantitative.
Distribution which is concerned with achieving specific interdependence outcomes concerning society, economy and the environment.
To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (The World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future, Oxford University Press, 1987).
See environmentally sustainable economic development.
An approach to progress that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
development that meets the needs of presentgenerations without compromising the ability of future generations to meettheir own needs
U. S. government Center for Excellence for Sustainable Development offers this definition: "Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life."
The use of resources to meet the needs of the present compromising without the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A philosophy of resource use and management intended to meet society's present needs without compromising the resource for future generations. [T-Z
Definitions of sustainable development worldwide tend to focus on one of three concepts: meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the needs of future generations to do the same; harmonising or integrating social, economic and environmental goals; and living within the carrying capacity of the earth. Sustainable development is seen as a process of change rather than a goal, involving a new way of doing things, a way that recognises linkages and reflects a set of values that are participatory and inclusive.
Changes in the way of life or means of production in a country or region that improve the standard of living but are not dependent on outside support and do not deplete resources. Sustainable development projects often concentrate on education and the refinement of local production techniques with a great deal of respect for local customs and traditions.
Development that meets the needs and aspirations of the current generation without compromising the ability to meet those of future generations.
development that is based on sustainable principles; sustainable development pays particular concern to environmental degradation and the exploitation of natural resources
The search for balance between economic development, social development and environmental protection. This concept is frequently associated to Agenda 21, approved by the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
process of change in which resource use, business & government policies, & technological development are compatible with both current & future needs & wants
Refers to the concern to ensure protection of the environment in order that it can continue to be the context for sport and leisure activities.
Rational and equitable approach to development that attempts to balance societal needs against environmental limitations.
Use of resources and appropriate technology which does not damage the natural environment or affect the long-term supply of resources.
Development and associated use of resources which meets the needs of present generations without foreclosing the environmental and resource options for future generations.
or ecologically sustainable development (ESD) has many definitions. One definition has it as 'using, conserving, and enhancing the community's resources so that the ecological processes, on which life depends, are maintained and the total quality of life, now and in the future, can be increased'. ESD closely incorporates environmental factors into economic growth.
Developing communities and buildings in a manner that promotes environmental protection, energy conservation, public health, social equity and economic prosperity to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future.
development that meets today's livelihood needs, without preventing the needs of neighbours or future generations from being met. This is achieved by continuous efforts of individuals to adapt to a changing environment, so as to protect and enhance the stocks of natural, physical human and social `capital' available to themselves and to future generations.
Growth today that will not have harmful impacts on either the environment or on future generations.
Sustainable development is a form of economic development that enables the present generation to "satisfy demand today without undermining the chances of future generations to satisfy demand tomorrow." It is based on economic, environmental and social criteria. Sustainable development was defined in 1987 by the Brundtland Committee (World Committee on the Environment and Development) in the report entitled "Our Common Future". This concept gained wide acceptance at the Second Conference of the United Nations on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, in June 1992. Ten years later, the Johannesburg Summit, officially known as the World Summit on Sustainable Development, was held in South Africa in September 2002. It aimed to reassert, at the highest political level, world commitment to a North/South partnership geared towards accelerating the implementation of sustainable development.
Activity which achieves mutually reinforcing economic, social and environmental benefits without compromising the needs of future generations.
PPG12 states that "the sum total of planning decisions should not deny future generations the best of today's environment", and advises that development plans should take environmental considerations into account.
The term refers to achieving economic and social development in ways that do not exhaust a country's natural resources. See, also, Ashford (1995) and The World Commission on Environment and Development (1987). In the Commission's words: "... sustainable development is ... a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are made consistent with the future as well as present needs" (Ibid: 9).
Various definitions of sustainable development have been suggested by various sources. That most often used is the “Brundtland Definition”: enabling development that meets today's needs without prejudicing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Broadly, it is the principle of stewardship and responsibility in the use and management of resources and achieving a balance between economic growth and technological developments and environmental considerations.
Progress measured in social or economic terms (or both) that has been or will be accomplished without irreversible environmental degradation or social disruption. The benefits should not only outweigh the social and ecological costs but should also be founded on a rational use of resources (human and natural) that can be maintained indefinitely or perpetuated based on future conditions that can be reasonably anticipated.
That which meets the needs of the present without comprising the needs of the future.
development that meets the needs of current generations without affecting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It requires a balance between economic, environmental and social impacts.
Development with the goal of preserving environmental quality, natural resources and livability for present and future generations. Sustainable initiatives work to ensure efficient use of resources.
development that focuses on making social, economic and political progress to satisfy global human needs, desires, aspirations and potential without damaging the environment; also known as sustainable growth. eratogen: a substance that adversely affects fetal development, such as when a pregnant woman ingests harmful chemicals.
Development that ensures that the use of resources and the environment today does not compromise their use in the future.
Economic and social growth that does not exhaust a country 's resources; that does not damage the economic, cultural or natural environment; that creates incomes and enterprises; and that builds indigenous institutions.
Development carried out in a sustainable manner, that is, without compromising the ability of future generation to continue to meet that need.
Long-term sustainable economic growth based on environmentally sound policies and practices. Environmental degradation at the local, national and international level undermines prospects for continued economic development. Ultimately, sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future generations. Sustainable development requires that public policy account for economic, environmental and social objectives at the earliest possible stages of policy development.
Development that provides economic, social and environmental benefits in the long term, in a way that meets the needs of living and future generations.
Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
A real increase in well-being and standard of life for the average person that can be maintained over the long-term without degrading the environment or compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A process of development that allows economic growth without damaging the environment or natural resources.
A broad concept referring to a country's need to balance the satisfaction of near-term interests with the protection of the interests of future generations.
"There are many dimensions to sustainability. First it requires the elimination of poverty and deprivation. Second, it requires the conservation and enhancement of the resource base which alone can ensure that the elimination of poverty is permanent. Third, it requires a broadening of the concept of development so that it covers not only economic growth but also social and cultural development. Fourth and most important, it requires the unification of economics and ecology in decision making at all levels." The essence of sustainable development is to ensure that society meets its present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; this implicitly requires that development should not compromise the ecological integrity of the environment.
Development that satisfies human needs and improves the quality of human life while making efficient and environmentally responsible use of natural, human and economic resources.
Improving the quality of human life while living within our ecological means. Development which provides economic, social, and environmental benefits in the long term, having regard to future generations.
preservation and protection of diverse ecosystems-the soil, plants, animals, insects and fungi while maintaining the forest's productivity.
development that ensures that the use of resources and the environment today does not damage prospects for their use by future generations.
The use of components of biological diversity in a way that does not interfere with the natural functioning of ecological process and life-support systems. For example, crops that are managed in an ecologically sound way, including supporting and preserving genetic diversity for the future.
A process in which the use of resources, direction of investments, orientation of technological development, and institutional change are made consistent with the needs of the economy, the environment and the social structure in order to preserve resources and aesthetics for future generations as well as those of present generations.
Development that considers both the economy, environment and the needs of future generations.
Sustainable Development deals with issues relating to the environment, for example: energy, pollution, global warming, and water. For more information visit the World Watch website: www.worldwatch.org.
Balancing economic growth, social justice and environmental improvement to provide a high quality of life for all people, today and tomorrow.
An approach that focuses on using the earth's resources in a way that meets current needs and contributes to the beneficial development of mankind without compromising the needs of future generations. The concept originates from the 1987 Brundtland Report: "Our common future".
Meeting the needs of the present while growing without compromising the future environmental state Sustainability Economic activity that meets the present needs of a company without compromising the future while serving and protecting the environment
Change, or Development, in the direction of Sustainability. The United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development coined the most widely used defintion: “development which meets the needs of the present without endangering the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Our Common Future, 1987). Sustainable Seattle described it as “economic and social changes that promote human prosperity and quality of life without causing ecological or social damage.
Developing polices and programs that contribute to the sustainability of a company.
Development that is environmentally responsible, through "greening practices", and does not create hazards for residents, increase air, soil, and water pollution, destroy wetlands, or create erosion.
Development which aims to minimise the impact of human activity on the environment as a whole, whilst supporting economic and social progress.
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; finding a convergence of environmental and economic goals.
Economic growth which does not occur in a socially exclusive or environmentally damaging manner
The management and conservation of the natural resource base and the orientation of technological and institutional change in such a manner as to ensure the attainment and continued satisfaction of human needs for the present and future generations. Such sustainable development (in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors) conserves land, water, plant and animal genetic resources and is environmentally non-degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable.
development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
an approach to economic development that tries to reconcile current economic growth and environmental protection with future needs (205)
Development which creates a safe and pleasant living environment, healthy economy and strong communities for current and future generations. See Policy Gen\1.
the idea behind this is that if we take care of the planet now, by saving resources and cutting down on rubbish, future generations will be able have the same standard of living as us.
Sustainable development is the practice of managing growth while trying to minimize impact on the surrounding environment.
The development of forests to meet current needs without prejudice to their future productivity, ecological diversity or capacity for regeneration. Développement durable des forêts
Development aimed to meet the needs of Australians today, while conserving our ecosystems for the benefit of future generations.
Sustainable development means a continuous and managed societal change taking place globally, regionally and locally designed to ensure present and future generations a better quality of life. It can be broadly defined as comprising four operational dimensions: ecological, economic, social and cultural.
Development that is planned to meet the needs of present and future generations, eg the need for basic environmental, social and economic services. Sustainable development includes using and maintaining resources responsibly.
Meeting the needs of today while not compromising the capacity of future generations to meet their needs
Finding ways to meet the needs of the present generation without damaging the environment or preventing future generations from being able to meet their own needs
Development which seeks to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
Development meeting contemporary needs without jeopardizing those of future generations (Brundtland Report - WCED World Commission for Economic Development - 1987).
Development which meets present needs without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needsâ€ (Bruntland Commission, 1987).
A general philosophy, ethic and an approach to guide individual and collective behaviour in respect of the environment - where we live - (the life sustaining processes of the earth and its natural resources) and the economy - what we do - (provision of jobs, incomes and wealth) resulting from economic activity.
meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Gro Harlem Brundtland, PM of Norway, 1987). The concept comes from (1) Sustain: Maintain; supply with necessities or nourishment; support (2) Develop: Expand or realize the potentialities of growth; bring gradually to a fuller, greater state (Bishop, 2000). Teh word sustainable has roots in the Latin "subtenir", meaning "to hold up" or "to support from below". A community must be supported from below -- by its inhabitants, present and future (Muscoe Martin, 1995).
Economic activities which can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The exploitation of a resource in such a way that it can be replaced within a reasonable time scale (in human terms).
The objective of sustainable development is to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of society without harming the development opportunities of future generations. BASF is committed to this principle.
A principle that states that a development plan must not compromise the welfare of future generations for the benefit of present generations.
This is the development able to guarantee meeting current needs without compromising the possibility of future generations to meet their needs.
Balancing economic growth with environmental quality in ways that can be sustained well into future
The United Nations Commission on Environment and Development defined Sustainable Development as "Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
This is development that meets the needs of today, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This definition was originally coined by the Brundtland Report in 1987. It includes addressing environmental, economic and community issues. [ http://www.sdgateway.net/introsd/definitions.htm
Economic growth achieved by means, which do not significantly compromise conditions for future generations, particularly regarding the environment and social spheres
n: Forms of economic development and activities that do not deplete or degrade the natural resources upon which present and future economic growth and life depend.
Development that meets the needs of the present without jeopardising the needs of future generations. Sustainable development includes striking the right balance between environmental, social and economic concerns.
Measures that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It comprises the concept of “needs”, i.e. the essential needs of the poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to supply present and the future needs.
Sustainable Development is a collection of methods to create and sustain development which seeks to relieve poverty, create equitable standards of living, satisfy the basic needs of all peoples, produce sustainable economic growth and establish sustainable political practices all while taking the steps necessary to avoid irreversible damages to natural capital in the long term in turn for short term benefits by reconciling development projects with the regenerative capacity of the natural environment. Carter, Neil. The Politics of the Environment.