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Sustainable Development LawPrinciples, Practices, and Prospects$
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Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.001.0001

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Origins of the Sustainable Development Concept *

Origins of the Sustainable Development Concept *

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(p.15) 1 Origins of the Sustainable Development Concept*
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Sustainable Development Law
Author(s):

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Ashfaq Khalfan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0002

It was not until the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, “the Brundtland Report” and the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development that the term “sustainable development” gained global currency. Over 7,000 delegates from 178 countries recognised a global need for environmental protection with economic and social development, and called for sustainable development. In 1997, governments met in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Sustainable Development to review progress; they urged further development of the concept, and greater efforts for its implementation on all levels. In 2002, at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, more than 22,000 official delegates gathered to call for coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development — social justice, economic growth, and environmental protection. This section briefly examines the evolution of the concept of sustainable development and its prospects beyond the “Johannesburg Summit”.

Keywords:   World Commission, Brundtland Report, sustainable development, United Nations General Assembly Special Session, Johannesburg Summit

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