The history, meaning and policy recommendations of sustainable development: a review essay
by David A. McEntire
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005

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.

Online publication date: Sun, 26-Jun-2005

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