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Beyond Brundtland: Green Development In The 1990s
Beyond Brundtland: Green Development In The 1990s
By Thijs de la Court
New Horizons Press, 1990, 128 pp
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This Dutch environmentalist summarizes the influential report of the U.N. Commission on Environment and Development and reports the criticisms it has received. Those who believe that the commission's concept of "sustainable development" is too favorable to economic growth and too optimistic about future technology apparently believe that real solutions require "a just sharing of power, access to natural resources on the part of local populations, and the conservation of the cultural and social integrity of the different societies of the world."