The generic concept of Sustainable Development
was highlighted in "Our Common Future"
(widely known as The Brundtland Report) published
in 1987. Sustainability was defined as:
Meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of the future generations to
meet their own needs (WCED, 1987:43).
This implies that Sustainable Development
leaves future generations with sufficient resources
for quality of life. Planning over long time and the
involvement of all people in development are essential.