sustainable development

The widely accepted definition is that in the Brundtland Commission report (1987): ‘Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’. The concept arose at Stockholm in 1972 and has environmental, social and economic aspects.



This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
Read the preface. Order the book.



Previous term | Next term