The definition gave light to new perspectives on the sustainability of an ever-changing planet with an ever-changing population. But it is also worrying that the report is still so topical. There was a tangible need for a developmental concept that would allow reconciling economic development with environmental protection.
Its work also opened the way to accounting the corporate companies as parts of the society, and, as such, to acknowledging their responsibilities towards the rest of the world. Would reconciling the economy and the environment require mainly technical means by using more resource-efficient technologies or mainly social and structural changes that would include political decision-making as well as changes in private consumption patterns?
It focused on global structural changes and was not widely read. For the second year in a row inthe United States and Europe added more power capacity Brundtland report 1987 renewable sources such as wind and solar.
If all the world's people were to live like North Americans, a planet four times as large would be needed. The 3BL transposes into the company the requirements of sustainable development.
Notes with appreciation the important contribution made by the Commission to raising the consciousness of decision-makers in Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental international organizations, industry and other fields of economic activity, as well as of the general public, in regard to the imperative need for making the transition towards sustainable development, and calls upon all concerned to make full use in this regard of the report of the Commission; 3.
Suggests that the Special Commission, when established, should focus mainly on the following terms of reference for its work: The Role of the International Economy Chapter 4: The international structure and scope of the Brundtland Commission allow multiple problems such as deforestation and ozone depletion to be looked at from a holistic approach.
The definition of this term in the report is quite well known and often cited: This meeting was held in Rio de JaneiroBrazil.
Concern about the acute pressure of population growth, modern technology and consumer demand on the planetary fabric had been smoldering away since the s. Resources for Development Chapter 7: It predicted that in the 21st century the world population would stabilize somewhere between 7.
In trying to build their economies, many countries focus their efforts on resource extraction, which leads to unsustainable efforts for environmental protection as well as economic growth sustainability. These achievements can also be attributed to economic growth in China and India.
This postulated finding the means to continue economic growth without undue harm to the environment.
Invites the governing bodies of the organs, organizations and programmes of the United Nations system to report, as appropriate, through the Economic and Social Council, to the General Assembly, not later than at its forty-fourth session, on progress made in their organizations towards sustainable development, and to make such reports available to the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme at its next regular session; Politicians, civil servants, and environmental experts make up the majority of the members.Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future Table of Contents Acronyms and Note on Terminology Chairman's Foreword From One Earth to One World Part I.
Common Concerns 1. the UN General Assembly inis the result of that process.
The Brundtland Commission was created by the United Nations in to reflect about ways to save the human environment and natural resources and prevent deterioration of.
Our Common Future: Brundtland Report OVERVIEW. By the time the Brundtland Commission delivered its report on Our Common Future inpopulation growth was no longer seen as the major threat to the harmony of the planet.
Almost all of it was among poorer people. And it was not they who were consuming the Earth's supply of. Sep 08, · At its fourteenth session, held at Nairobi from 8 to 19 Junethe Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme adopted decision 14/14 of 16 Juneentitled "Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development" and, inter alia, decided to transmit the Commission's report to the General Assembly together with a.
By the time the Brundtland Commission delivered its report on Our Common Future inpopulation growth was no longer seen as the major threat to the harmony.
Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.".Download