n Latin American Report - Sustainable development projects in Brazil : the pilot programme case : news and information

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



Since 1987, after publication of the United Nations (UN) Commission for the Environment and Development, the term has been broadly employed and incorporated in visions of the world's future. Despite the many efforts to put this vision into practice and although its use represents one of the most significant contributions to the debate on the environment, its acceptance as a guide for necessary changes on a global scale will require great effort. With the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Conference on the Environment, it was possible to establish general principles for attaining sustainable development; with a few months remaining until the Johannesburg Conference, however, this goal continues to be a great challenge.

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