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OECD Nations and Sustainable Development

  • Charles Caccia
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Abstract

The Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) — a policy focus for the solution of global environmental issues — has generated considerable public and political attention. The fact that in recent times poll after poll shows the environment to be a high priority in the public mind can in part be attributed to the momentum triggered by Our Common Future.2 Politicians are turning ‘green’ in increasing numbers. They sense a political opportunity. Some governments have taken concrete actions to protect the environment, but few have taken steps to implement sustainable development as prescribed in Our Common Future.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Environment Canada Federal Department Common Future Development Assistance Committee 
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Copyright information

© Charles Caccia 1990

© Editorial matter and selection © D.J.R. Angell, J.D. Comer, M.L.N. Wilkinson 1990; Foreword © Gro Harlem Brundtland 1990; Endangered Earth © Sir Shridath S. Ramphal 1990; Threatened Islands © Richard Grove 1990; The Changing Climate and Problems of Prediction © Stephen H. Schneider 1990; Acid Precipitation © Matthew Wilkinson and Sarah Woodin 1990; reforestation © Ghillean T. Prance 1990; Agricultural Pollution © Jules N. Pretty 1990; Halocarbons and Stratospheric Ozone © J.C. Farman 1990; Changes in Perception © Martin Holdgate 1990; Religion and the Environment © David Gosling 1990; Industry and the Environment © Chris Hampson 1990; OECD Nations and Sustainable Development © Charles Caccia 1990; Common Future — Common Challenge © Christopher Patten 1990; Environmental Advance and the European Community © Stanley Clinton Davis 1990; The United Nations System and Sustainable Development © Javier Perez de Cuellar 1990; Diplomacy and Sustainable Development © Sir Crispin Tickell 1990; Interpreting the Signals © Sir Arthur Norman 1990; Sustainable Development © Jim MacNeill 1990.

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