Sustainable Development

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‘Sustainable development’ is a widely studied topic in Geography, both at A-Level and at undergraduate level. You might already be familiar with the classic definition of sustainable development, which is as follows:
‘meeting the needs of the present generation while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’ (WCED, 1987, 40)

The quest for sustainable development cross-cuts several topics within Geography, including poverty reduction, climate change, and geopolitics. The following resources will help you investigate the concept of sustainable development further, and will take you on a journey through its struggle for meaning over the last 25 years.

If you want to look at articles that explore sustainable development further, then The Guardian newspaper has a useful section here, which contains many articles:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/sustainable-development