This timely and important Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be achieved. Twenty years on from the publication of the seminal Brundtland Report, it has become clear that formidable challenges confront policy makers who have publicly stated their commitment to the goal of sustainable development. The Handbook of Sustainable Development seeks to provide an account of the considerable progress made in fleshing out these issues.
Part I: Fundamentals of Sustainable Development
Part II: Intergenerational Equity
Part III: Intragenerational Equity and the Social Dimension
Part IV: Growth, Consumption and Natural Wealth
Part V: Progress in Measuring Sustainable Development
Part VI: Sustainable Development at Different Scales
Part VII: The International Dimension