Brundtland Commission Report

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In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, issued a report titled “Our Common Future.” This report, now known as the Brundtland Commission Report, communicated the relationship between poverty around the world and the natural environment. It is also credited with establishing a viable definition of Sustainable Development. According to the Brundtland Commission Report, Sustainable Development is the process of meeting the needs of today without jeopardizing the needs of future generations. In this preeminent work, Brundtland laid the foundation for the Sustainable Development Goals.


Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future