The concept "sustainable development" refers to that development which satisfies the needs of the present generation without compromising the resources and possibilities of future generations. It tries to achieve a better quality life, both present and future. 

This term appeared for the first time officially in the Brundtland Report, published in 1987 and prepared by different nations for the UN. This report implies an important social, environmental and economic change, driving to moral discussions never faced before. One of its points collects some "premises for sustainable development" with the following objectives to achieve a development and environmental policy according to the sustainable development concept:

  • Relive economic growth.
  • Quality change growht.
  • Satisfy basic needs for work, food, water, energy and health.
  • Ensure a sustainable level of population.
  • Conserve and strengthen the natural resource base.
  • Reorient technology and risk management.
  • Unite economic and environmental aspects in decision making.

In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved by United Nations, are established 17 Goals to achieve Sustainable Development. This are common objectives to protect the planee, guarantee population well-being and face climate change.

Sustainable Development Goals. Source: 2030 Agenda.
Sustainable Development Goals. Source: 2030 Agenda.


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