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Our Common Future World Commission on Environment and Development

Our Common Future By World Commission on Environment and Development

Our Common Future by World Commission on Environment and Development


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Summary

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 this book.

Our Common Future Summary

Our Common Future by World Commission on Environment and Development

Most of today's decision makers will be dead before the planet suffers the full consequences of acid rain, global warning, ozone depletion, widespread desertification, and species loss. Most of today's young voters, however, will be alive. In this, perhaps the most important document of the decade on the future of the world, the urgency of changing certain policy decisions, some of which threaten the very survival of the human race, is made abundantly clear. The World Commission on Environment and Development, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, was set up as an independent body in 1983 by the United Nations. Its brief was to re-examine the critical environment, to develop proposals to solve them, and to ensure that human progress will be sustained through development without bankrupting the resources of future generations. In Our Common Future, the Commission serves notice that the time has come for a marriage of economy and ecology, so that governments and their people can take responsibility not just for environmental damage, but for the policies that cause the damage. It is not too late to change these policies; but, it warns, we must act now.

Our Common Future Reviews

`a remarkably comprehensive guide to environmental concerns around the world. The book is a compact educator.' Garbage
`The ... volume is one of thorough analysis and passionate argument...it contains much lively challenge.' Reconciliation Quarterly
`a bold and important document. What is more, unlike so many prestigious predecessors of this genre, it is highly readable ...Our Common Future should underpin all the current deliberations on the state of the world economy.' Jonathon Porritt, The Diplomat
'The volume is one of thorough analysis and passionate argument ... it contains much lively challenge ... essentially a specialist study which usefully avoids the exaggerations of ideology which have often bedevilled the whole debate on aid.'
'Essential reading for courses on development.' P.J. O'Brien, University of Glasgow
'The most important document of the decade on the future of the world.' The Advertiser, Australia

Additional information

GOR001264258
9780192820808
019282080X
Our Common Future by World Commission on Environment and Development
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1987-04-27
416
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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