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The 2nd World Sustainability Forum

F: Sustainable Development Policy and Practice

Prof. Dr. Christopher Koroneos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Dr. Sharon Megdal, University of Arizona, USA

The term \'sustainable development\' was defined by the report entitled Our Common Future released in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), the United Nations Brundtland Commission, as the development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. The concept of sustainable development takes into consideration the three constituent parts: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and sociopolitical sustainability. All these three dimensions must be given equal weight. Thus, some key issues that must be taken into consideration to ensure that development was sustainable, could be:

• Water Issues
• Energy
• Food Security
• Environmental Degradation
• Climate Change
• Population and Human Resources
• Industry
• Issues of Urban Living
• North-South Dialogue
• Economic Development and Environment
• Trade and Environment

List of presentations (17)
List of Accepted Abstracts (4)
Life Cycle Assessment: A Strategic Tool for Suatainable Development Decisions
Rank of Energy Security (RENS)
Small Dams and Sustainable Development: Case Studies from India
Sustainable Housing Provision for Young Urban Households in Chinese Cities