Part V Key Concepts, Ch.26 Sustainable Development
Daniel Barstow Magraw, Lisa D. Hawke
Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey
- Sustainable development — Precautionary principle — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Customary international law — General principles of international law
The paradigm of sustainable development evolved over many years through attempts to take account of concerns regarding economic development, environmental protection (including human health), and social development (including human rights). Its adoption and core content evidence a profound change in the way society views the relationship between economic activity and the natural environment. Nevertheless, although sustainable development is now viewed by the international community as the overarching framework for improving quality of life throughout the world...