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What Next for Sustainable Development? Our Common Future at Thirty

James Meadowcroft, David Banister, Erling Holden, Oluf Langhelle, Kristin Linnerud, Geoffrey Gilpin

Sustainable development brings together a series of normative themes related to negotiating environmental limits, to addressing equity, needs and development, and to the process of transformation and transition. To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Our Common Future (1987) that first placed sustainable development on the global agenda, the editors have brought together a group of international scholars, from a range of social science backgrounds. They have discussed these same themes -- looking backwards in terms of what has been achieved, assessing the current situation with respect to sustainable development, and looking forwards to identify the key elements of the future agenda. This book presents a series of critical reflections on these enduring themes. The overriding concern is with the present and with the future as the editors seek to explore the question: what next for sustainable development?

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  • Year: 2019
  • Language: English