The paper presents the actions deployed by the United Nations during the eights decade of the last century, that were marked by the activities of the first Independent Commissions, Commissions presided by Willy Brandt (1977-1980), Olof Palme (1980-1982) and Mrs Gro Harlem Brundtland (1984-1987). The reports of the first two Commission („North-South: A Program for Survival” from 1980, and „The Common Security: A Blue-print for Survival” from 1982) were very useful for the „World Commission on Environment and Development”, known as „Brundtland Commission” too. The Report „Our Common Future” presented in 1987, the Commission founded the concept of the sustainable development. The new concept made a normal link between environment and development, including the other main factors concerning the life and humanity survival (peace and security, population and human resources, food, protection of species and ecosystems, management of oceans and space, industry, economy, energy, institutional and legal bases, etc.).

Substantiation of the Sustainable Development Concept

DATE: 2014

AUTHORS: Alexandru Eugeniu STERE, Ionel POPA, Sanda Liana COTESCU

PUBLISHED IN: EEA 2014 | vol. 62 | nr. 2 | art. 16

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