Sustainable Development: Definition, Meaning, Quotes

Sustainable Development is the kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. – Brundtland Report, United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development

Sustainable Development is economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources. – Google Dictionary

Sustainable development aims to maintain economic advancement and progress
while protecting the long-term value of the environment – Rachel Emas

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. – Ban Ki-moon

We need economic growth, yes, but growth can be jobless, so a sustainable development framework for employment must include a job creation strategy. – Sharan Burrow

Sustainability can only start in the mind. Education is the key. ― A. Togay Koralturk

Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It’s not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be. – Gary Lawrence

The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them. – Paul Hawken

The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution – moving from hunter-gathering to farming – and the Industrial Revolution. – Prince Charles

Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin. – Ban Ki-moon

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Sustainable Development
Everyone can help to achieve sustainable development but governments around the world must lead the way.


  1. Roy, a fellow blogger is writing a story about the Cacaben area of Bataan, Hospital # 2 specifically during WWII and asked me what that area is like now. I believe the hospital sat NW of Cabcaben village. Can you help?

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