Tuesday, March 20, 2012
[IWS] ADB: WORLD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE [20 March 2012]
IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
WORLD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE [20 March 2012]
[full-text, 12 pages]
Sustainable development, as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
While the ever-present challenge of poverty reduction continues to loom large, the world faces new challenges ranging from the food and energy crises to the global recession to climate change. All these factors make the situation today much more complex.
The pursuit of sustainable development is a balancing act: it requires the implementation of policies, strategies, programs, and projects that treat environment and development as a single issue; it also demands changes in the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors of stakeholders.
This timeline catalogs major sector and thematic landmarks in the world since 1948. Because the Asian Development Bank promotes sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific, and many milestones have marked its journey, this publication can be read in conjunction with the ADB Sustainable Development Timeline
ADB SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE [March 2011]
[full-text, 6 pages]
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