The term Sustainable development refers to a pattern of exploitation of natural, economic and social resources aimed at meeting human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations thus it ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social challenges facing humanity.
The most often-quoted definition of sustainable development, coined by the Brundtland Commission, is a development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Within the aim of this project, Sustainable Development defines any social progress made not only in respect of the environment, but also of the natural, cultural, economic and historical local character. Therefore the term includes several academic fields and domains. In the early 1970s the terms "sustainability" was meant as an economy in equilibrium with basic ecological support systems highlighting the limits of growth and the need of alternative ways to address environmental and socio-economic concerns.
Now the international community decision-makers are called to adopt sound national sustainable development policies. Thus the need to increase focus and governmental awareness and develop suitable indicators to assist the policy making process. (Agenda 21-Chapter 40)
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