Making Sustainable Development Happen: From Johannesburg to Albany
15 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2013
Date Written: 2004
This article explains sustainable development as well as the outcomes of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. It then describes U.S. sustainability activity activities and necessary next steps at the national and state levels. The article concludes that the U.S. should strive to be a model for integrating environmental, social, and economic goals, and that the country would be more economically efficient and more secure, would create more jobs, and would better protect its environment if it did so.
Keywords: U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, sustainable development, World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, Millennium Development Goals, Stumbling toward Sustainability, New York
JEL Classification: K20, K29, K32, K33, Q20, Q25, Q28, Q30, Q40, Q48, Q01
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