1. The Concept of Sustainable Development and its Practical Implications

  1. Adisa Azapagic and
  2. Slobodan Perdan
  1. Slobodan Perdan

Published Online: 15 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch1

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition

How to Cite

Perdan, S. (2010) The Concept of Sustainable Development and its Practical Implications, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition (eds A. Azapagic and S. Perdan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972847.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470718711

Online ISBN: 9780470972847

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Keywords:

  • concept of sustainable development and its practical implications;
  • sustainable development, an approach to development - integrating economic activity with environmental protection and social concerns;
  • emergence of concept of sustainable development - as a response to destructive social and environmental effects;
  • concept of sustainable development - in 1980s, as a response to destructive social and environmental effects of prevailing approach to ‘economic growth’;
  • confronting challenges of overconsumption - on one hand and grinding poverty on the other hand;
  • World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg;
  • environmental organizations, contributing significantly - to development of concept of sustainable development;
  • sustainable development - presenting a framework for change;
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD);
  • sustainable technologies, enabling humans - to meet their needs with minimum impact on environment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development of the Concept

  • Sustainable Development: Implementation

  • Economic Growth, Environmental Constraints and Social Concerns

  • Equity and Sustainable Development

  • Conclusions

  • References and Further Reading