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Sustainable Development

A widely used definition of sustainable development is ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ (Brundtland, 1987).

Sustainable development was the solution to the problems of environmental degradation discussed by the Brundtland Commission in the 1987 report 'Our Common Future'. Living within our environmental limits is one of the central principles of sustainable development. One implication of not doing so is climate change.

 

The Coalition Government's Vision for Sustainable Development

The Coalition Government’s Vision for Sustainable Development

 

Sustainable Community Strategy and Climate Change Strategy

Bedford Borough Council continues to develop and deliver actions together with partners, through Bedford Borough's Sustainable Community Strategy 2009-2021 and Bedford Borough Council's Climate Change Strategy, to help create a sustainable Borough.