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Sustainable Development

An Imperative for Environmental Protection

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Report by a Commonwealth Group of Experts.

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Sustainable Development: Some General Considerations

Conventional policies of development and methodologies of project appraisal have, in some instances, had the perverse effect of reducing the material wellbeing of the supposed recipients. Since the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972), there has been growing realisation that the introduction of some technologies and practices from developed countries does not always benefit developing countries, that actions impacting on the environment in one part of the world affect or have implications for all other parts, and that the knowledge of people at the grass roots merits respect and attention in the development process.

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