An Introduction to Sustainable Development: 2nd Edition by J. Elliott

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Within the WCS, for the first time, development was suggested as a What is sustainable development? : 247). 9. Conservation itself was defined as being more than nature preservation (which had been the traditional focus of IUCN since its formation in 1952) and the strategy encompassed many more positive ideas concerning sustainable utilisation and enhancement of the natural environment. In the early 1980s, the World Commission on Environment and Development was charged explicitly with formulating proposals for dealing with the critical environment and development issues of the globe.

Which seemed to limit their development objectives and remove sovereign control over resources. These underdeveloped nations saw their development problems as being linked to too little industry rather than too much and contrasted this with the position of the developed countries which used the bulk of resources and contributed most to the resulting industrial pollution. Similarly, it was hard for representatives of the developing world to consider how their relatively impoverished citizens could compete with affluent consumers of the West in terms of responsibility for the depletion of resources.

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