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The Brundtland Report, ‘Our Common Future’, was published in 1987 by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (UNWCED). Chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, is regarded as a landmark report that placed environmental issues on the global political agenda in a way that they had not been up to that point.
The report sought to to establish a 'global agenda for change', highlighting a sustainable development path, by approaching the environment and development as a single issue., with its targets being the multilateralism and interdependence of nations.
The report defined sustainable development as:
‘…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’
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- Climate Change Act.
- COP21 Paris 2015.
- Kyoto protocol.
- Montreal protocol.
- Sustainable development.
- The Carbon Plan: Delivering our low carbon future.
- The Low Carbon Transition Plan: National strategy for climate and energy.
- UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
- Triple Bottom Line of sustainability.
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