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Our Common Future
A Reader's Guide

Hinrichsen, Don
Publisher:  Earthscan Publications, London, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  38pp   ISBN:  1-85383 010 0
Resource Type:  Book

Explains the concept of sustainable development, presses the necessity of a more equitable international economic system, and lays bare the links between trade, environment, and development.


Abstract:  Filled with many striking photographs, Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide still manages to pack a remarkable amount of information and analysis into a slim 40-page booklet. Readable and incisive, it succeeds in its aim of providing a synopsis of the 400-page report, Our Common Future, of The Bruntland Commission (The World Commission on Environment and Development). It explains the concept of sustainable development, presses the necessity of a more equitable international economic system (though unfortunately still taking for granted that such a system must be capitalist), and lays bare the links between trade, environment, and development. Briefly but succinctly, it looks at major issues such as population and human resources, achieving food security, and urban pressures.


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