Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Since 1987, when the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development entitled "Our Common Future" was submitted to the United Nations, in response to a request by the UN, the term "sustainable development" has been coined for the long-term development strategy of mankind. Its comprehensive and simple definition is: Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Despite the many re-definitions, also by interest groups, this term remained the leading one for the United Nations, which tried to foster such a development through the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 and the action plan of the World Conference on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in September 2002. It is easy to define lack of sustainability, for example sealing of soils in Germany, where the population has started to decline, but it is difficult to define the corridor to reach "Sustainable Development". An example for this difficulty is: At which climate change rate will already ongoing biodiversity loss be accelerated so much that the rapid transition to a largely different and threatening climate state will be triggered by the emergent instability of ecosystems? The answer cannot be given yet!

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