Sustainability is far from being a new concept, having been around since the mid-1970s, notably through ‘The Natural Step’ developed in Sweden by Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt. Recently, the Bruntland's Commission's report ‘Our Common Future’, published in 1987, defined sustainable development as ‘meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’ (WCED, 1987, p. 43). Although the Bruntland's definition has arguably become the most widely used, the debate about what sustainability is and what it is not most certainly continues.
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