Environmental Conservation

Main Papers

The Concept of Sustainable Economic Development

Edward B. Barbiera1

a1 International Institute for Environment and Development, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, England, UK.

Increasing recognition that the overall goals of environmental conservation and economic development are not conflicting but can be mutually reinforcing, has prompted calls for ‘environmentally sustainable’ economic development. Although there are difficulties in defining sustainable development in an analytically rigorous way, there is still a need to evolve a concept of sustainability that both distinguishes it from other post-war meanings of development and is useful for practical analysis and policymaking.