Monday, August 11, 2008

Portal:Sustainable development

Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (United Nations) In addition to the regular wikipedia site, there is a wikipedia "portal" which includes up-to-date news and links to more topics in sustainability and energy development.

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