Title: The history, meaning and policy recommendations of sustainable development: a review essay

Authors: David A. McEntire

Addresses: Emergency Administration and Planning, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas, PO. Box 310617, Denton, TX 76203–0617, USA

Abstract: The following paper examines the history of the sustainable development concept. It illustrates that the meaning of the concept has expanded dramatically since its initial focus on environmental protection and poverty reduction. The paper mentions several policies recommended by sustainable development and concludes with a brief discussion about the future of the concept. The overriding goal of the paper is to illustrate the complex nature of sustainable development and underscore the need for further research on the subject.

Keywords: sustainable development history; environmental protection; poverty reduction; policy recommendations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2005.007233

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2005 Vol.4 No.2, pp.106 - 118

Published online: 26 Jun 2005 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article