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Synonyms: SD

The concept of sustainable development was introduced in the World Conservation Strategy (IUCN 1980) and had its roots in the concept of a sustainable society and in the management of renewable resources. Adopted by the WCED in 1987 and by the Rio Conference in 1992 as a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations. SD integrates the political, social, economic and environmental dimensions. (IPCC)

Related terms:
Alliance of Small Island States, sustainable markets, agenda 21, economic growth

Broader terms:
sustainability, international development

Narrower terms:
climate compatible development project finance, climate justice, climate compatible development, sustainable livelihoods, climate change as a threat to MDG, energy justice, Sustainable Development Goals, rural development, non-carbon benefits, sectors for sustainable development, stakeholder engagement, water-energy-food nexus, green growth, policy options, social development

Linked data frontend for sustainable development.