Sustainable development and the United Nations

Authored by: Iris Borowy

Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138685796
eBook ISBN: 9781315543017
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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the UN for the rise of sustainable development (SD) as a policy goal. It was the cradle of the term, if not actually of the concept in its modern form, and through the Sustainable Development Goals it continues to be a driving force in global efforts to translate this idea into policy.

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