Sustainable Development: Meeting the Growth Imperative for the 21st Century

  • Jim MacNeill


We live in a period of such rapid change that the past and the future are hardly on speaking terms. In the preceding chapters, distinguished leaders from around the, world have documented a sudden acceleration of interrelated events on several fronts simultaneously — the economic, the ecological and the political. This is forcing profound changes in the relationships between peoples, nations and governments, and changes in the way we view and think about the management of the planet as a whole.


Sustainable Development Security Council United Nations Environment Programme Global Common Ecological Capital 
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© Jim MacNeill 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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