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Industrial air pollution Source: Gordon Walker, Staffordshire University. What is sustainable development? • 23 example. They were also apolitical in considering the future of the Earth as the overriding and paramount concern, with no consideration of how the solutions advocated would favour some nations or groups over others. It was not until the mid-1970s that the fears of the developing countries were overcome and changing ideas of the environment ensured a greater participation of these nations in the environmental debate.
The ‘Brundtland Report’ (named after its Chair, the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland) extended the ideas of sustainable development significantly beyond those of the WCS and did much to disseminate the popular and political use of the term. By 1992, for example, the report had been translated into twenty-four languages (Finger, 1994). Principally, the WCED gave greater attention to development concerns: to the challenge of overcoming poverty and meeting basic needs, and to integrating the environment into economic decision-making.
For many developing and more developed nations, accessing quality water supplies in the future will depend on the resolution of complex political and institutional challenges associated with harnessing the sources of river and lake systems that extend across more than one national boundary. 2 Per capita global water use, 1940–87 Note: Data is not yet available for the 1990s. Source: Mather and Chapman, 1995. 36 • The challenges of sustainable development terms of the implications for political and economic stability in regions such as the Middle East.
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