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Our common future

Author: World Commission on Environment and Development.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Series: Oxford paperbacks.
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The Commission was created by the UN in 1983 to formulate new proposals to deal with the important issues of environmental development facing the world. The Commission's findings are presented in  Read more...

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Our common future.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)777446220
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: World Commission on Environment and Development.
ISBN: 019282080X 9780192820808
OCLC Number: 15489268
Credits: Chairman: Gro Harlem Brundtland.
Description: xv, 400 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Acronym list and note on terminology --
Chairman's foreword --
From one earth to one world : an overview by the World Commission on Environment and Development --
pt. I: Common concerns. A threatened future --
Towards sustainable development --
The role of the international economy --
pt. II: Common challenges. Population and human resources --
Food security : sustaining the potential --
Species and ecosystems : resources for development --
Energy : choices for environment and development --
Industry : producing more with less --
The urban challenge --
pt. III: Common endeavours. Managing the commons --
Peace, security, development, and the environment --
Towards common action : proposals for institutional and legal change --
Annexe 1. Summary of proposed legal principles for environmental protection and sustainable development --
Annexe 2. The Commission and its work.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks.
Responsibility: World Commission on Environment and Development.
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Acronyms and Note on Terminology --- Chairman's Foreword --- From One Earth to One World --- Part I. Common Concerns 1. A Threatened Future I. Symptoms and Causes II. New Approaches to Environment and Development --- 2. Towards Sustainable Development I. The Concept of Sustainable Development II. Equity and the Common Interest III. Strategic Imperatives IV. Conclusion --- 3. The Role of the International Economy I. The International Economy, the Environment, and Development II. Decline in the 1980s III. Enabling Sustainable Development IV. A Sustainable World Economy --- Part II. Common Challenges 4. Population and Human Resources I. The Links with Environment and Development II. The Population Perspective III. A Policy Framework --- 5. Food Security: Sustaining the Potential I. Achievements II. Signs of Crisis III. The Challenge IV. Strategies for Sustainable Food Security V. Food for the Future --- 6. Species and Ecosystems: Resources for Development I. The Problem: Character and Extent II. Extinction Patterns and Trends III. Some Causes of Extinction IV. Economic Values at Stake V. New Approach: Anticipate and Prevent VI. International Action for National Species VII. Scope for National Action VIII. The Need for Action --- 7. Energy: Choices for Environment and Development I. Energy, Economy, and Environment II. Fossil Fuels: The Continuing Dilemma III. Nuclear Energy: Unsolved Problems IV. Wood Fuels: The Vanishing Resource V. Renewable Energy: The Untapped Potential VI. Energy Efficiency: Maintaining the Momentum VII. Energy Conservation Measures VIII. Conclusion --- 8. Industry: Producing More With Less I. Industrial Growth and its Impact II. Sustainable Industrial Development in a Global Context III. Strategies for Sustainable Industrial Development --- 9. The Urban Challenge I. The Growth of Cities II. The Urban Challenge in Developing Countries III. International Cooperation --- Part III. Common Endeavours 10. Managing The Commons I. Oceans: The Balance of Life II. Space: A Key to Planetary Management III. Antarctica: Towards Global Cooperation --- 11. Peace, Security, Development, and the Environment I. Environmental Stress as a Source of Conflict II. Conflict as a Cause of Unsustainable Development III. Towards Security and Sustainable Development --- 12. Towards Common Action: Proposals For Institutional and Legal Change I. The Challenge for Institutional and Legal Change II. Proposals for Institutional and Legal Change III. A Call for Action --- Annexes Annexe 1: Summary of Proposed Legal Principles for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Adopted by the WCED Experts Group on Environmental Law Annexe 2: The Commission and its Work

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