Learn more about sustainable development at QCDA
The World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), otherwise known as the Brundtland Commission, defines sustainable development as:
'Economic and social development that meets the needs of the current generation without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.'
Sustainable development encourages us to preserve and improve our resources, by gradually changing how we develop and use technologies.
Four priority areas have been identified for immediate action:
- sustainable consumption and production
- climate change and energy
- natural resource protection and environmental enhancement
- sustainable communities.
We are fully committed to supporting these priorities and take sustainable development into account in all of our activities and policy decisions.
Last modified: 07 Jun 2010