HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 419 Understanding Sustainable Development

The history of Sustainable Development: From Malthus to Sustainable Development, The Brundtland Report, The United Nations Conference in Environment and Development, The World Summit on Sustainable Development; Millennium Development Goals (MGDs): the rationale for MDGs and its link with Sustainable Development; Principles of Sustainability: the precautionary principle and the safe minimum standard; Growth and sustainability: Impact, Population, Affluence and Technology (IPAT) model, ecological footprint, green GDP; Sustainable Development Indicators; Challenges to Sustainable Development: Natural resource depletion and Climate change;
International Cooperation: Cooperation between regions, People-s Earth Charter, NGO-s and social entrepreneurs


1.Rogers P P,Jalal, K.F and Boyd, A.J, An Introduction to Sustainable
, Earthscan, UK, 2007

2.-Daly H.E, Beyond Growth: the economics of sustainable development,
Beacon Press, Boston, 1996


1. WCED Our Common Future (Brundtland Report), Oxford University Press, 1987.

2.- World Bank, Report Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World: Transforming
Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life
, World Development Report, 2003

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