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Sustainable development: Our Common Future revisited

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No clear definition of sustainable development exists to guide politicians in solving challenges at the global or regional levels. Rather, the concept's use has increasingly reflected socially desirable attributes of solutions to local- and project-level problems, but these ignore the global challenges that the concept was meant to address. We return to the original definition of sustainable development used in the Brundtland Report and suggest an assessment method to determine whether countr...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Centre for the Environment - Transport Studies Unit
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Global Environmental Change Journal website
Volume:
26
Pages:
130-139
Publication date:
2014-05-05
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0959-3780
URN:
uuid:07154257-acba-46aa-85c5-2624a4cd7d65
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ora:10636

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