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sustainable development
Definition

Development that provides economic, social and environmental benefits in the long term having regard to the needs of living and future generations. Defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 as: development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/8247