Toward a National Sustainable Development Strategy

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John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Date Written: 2002


The United States should develop and implement a strategy for achieving sustainable development. Within the executive branch, there should be a coordinating entity or mechanism for this strategy as well as for the integration of sustainable development concepts into its day-to-day activities. A parallel mechanism or entity should exist within Congress.

Keywords: sustainable development, sustainability, sustainable development law, national governance, integrated decision making, President’s Council on Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Government Performance and Results Act, sustainable development indicators

JEL Classification: K20, K29, K32, K33, Q20, Q25, Q28, Q30, Q40, Q48, Q01

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C., Toward a National Sustainable Development Strategy (2002). Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 69, 2002; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-06. Available at SSRN: or

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

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