The Development Of The Concept Of Sustainable Development

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The concept of sustainable development has emerged since it was first conceptualized in the report of Our Common Goal, which was published at 1987 by the World Commission on Environmental and Development (Imran, S., Alam, K., & Beaumont, N., 2014). According to the Brundtland Report (1987), sustainable development defined as “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meets their own needs.” This term consists of three fundamental components, the environmental, the society, and the economy, which it is searching for maintaining a balance simultaneously (United Nation, n.d; Jacobus A. Du Pisani., 2014).
This term is widely accepted in policy agenda and development strategies internationally
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Du Pisani., 2014). Although technological and scientific advancement improved people’s quality of life by the development of commercial and industrial expansion (Jacobus A. Du Pisani., 2014), it's also catalyzed numerous of resources depletion and pollutions, for instance, oil exploitation, used of chemicals in agriculture, burning fossil fuels, etc., which caused serious damage to the natural environment without precedent in…show more content…
For the concept of development, the satisfaction of human needs in a reasonable manner is the major objective, which it is a fundamental human right for people to improved their quality of life. The concept also required ensuring there have an equitable opportunity to access resources for all among the global population. On the other hand, the sustainable side, it required the development must not jeopardize and need to minimize the adverse effects of the natural cycle as they support our life on earth. The sustainable concept also required to conserve the biodiversity as the loss of them will greatly limit the resources of future generations, which people needs to foreclose a rapid rate of resources depletion for the sake of future generations. (Brundtland Report,
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