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Global Challenge, Global Opportunity: Critical Trends in Sustainable Development
UNDESA, 2002
by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups concerned with the future of the planet and its people.

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