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Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs whilepreserving theEnvironmentso that these needs can be met not only in the present, but alsofor future generations. The term was used by theBrundtland Commissionwhich coinedwhat has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development asDevelopmentthat "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Sustainable development ties together concern for thecarrying capacityof natural systems  with the social challenges facing humanity. As early as the 1970s "sustainability" wasemployed to describe aneconomy"in equilibrium with basic ecological support systems."Ecologists have pointed toThe Limits to Growth, and presented the alternative of a “steady  state economy” in order to address environmental concerns.The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituentparts:environmentalsustainability,economicsustainability andsociopolitical  sustainability.
Sustainable development is defined as a pattern of social and structured economictransformations (i.e. development) which optimizes the economic and societal benefitsavailable in the present, without jeopardizing the likely potential for similar benefits in thefuture. A primary goal of sustainable development is to achieve a reasonable and equitablydistributed level of economic well-being that can be perpetuated continually for manyhuman generations.]Sustainable development implies using renewable natural resources in a manner whichdoes not eliminate or degrade them, or otherwise diminish their usefulness for futuregenerations. It further implies using non-renewable (exhaustible) mineral resources in amanner which does not unnecessarily preclude easy access to them by future generations.Sustainable development also requires depleting non-renewable energy resources at a slowenough rate so as to ensure the high probability of an orderly society transition torenewable energy sources.Based on similar arguments, sustainable development has been alternatively defined invarious manners also; some of them are as follows:"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".--The World Commission on Environment and Development, Brundtland Commission1987."Sustainable development ensures that the maximum rate of resource consumption andwaste discharge for a selected development portfolio would be sustained indefinitely, in adefined planning region, without progressively impairing its bio-productivity andecological integrity. Environmental conservation, therefore, contrary to general belief,accelerates rather than hinders economic development.

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