Tag: Sustainable development

A Green Economy is not enough!

In 1987 the World Commission for Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) defined Sustainable Development as (WCED 1987, p.43): “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:  1. The concept of “needs”, in particular …

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Green Cross: world must continue work of late environmental champion, Wangari Maathai

|26 September 2011| Geneva: Green Cross International and its global network mourns the passing of its Honorary Board Member and the eminent environmentalist, Wangari Maathai.“Her leadership and work serves to enlighten us all that alleviation of poverty, sustainable development, preservation of our environment, establishment of truly democratic institutions, and peaceful resolution of conflict are all …

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