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Sustainability

Sustainable development is a concept that refers to development where emphasis is shifted from short term economic gains to a more long term approach where there is balance between economic, social, and environmental considerations. Sustainable development requires an integrated approach to decision-making linking the economy, the environment, and society rather than a piecemeal approach. Development of this type is a complex process of interaction between public authorities, civil society, and the private sector. Sustainability has similar meaning as sustainable development, but is used when the focus is more narrow, such as sustainability within companies or the sustainability of specific projects.

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Sustainable Development in Iceland

Welfare for the Future is an example of strategic framework on a national level and is the perspective of the Icelandic Government on Sustainable Development in Iceland to the year 2020.

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Definition of Sustainable Development

The definition of Sustainable Development is: „Development that meets the need of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“ The concept was first introduced in the so-called Brundtland Report, entitled „Our Common Future," and published by the United Nations in 1987.

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