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Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

International Law

Sustainable development

1996

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The Law Of Sustainable Development, Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 1996

The Law Of Sustainable Development, Nicholas A. Robinson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

I am going to talk briefly, as dictated by the format of this seminar, about the law of sustainable development and how it has been developing. Sustainable development is, today, the guiding theme for both public and private measures to improve social conditions and strengthen economic conditions around the world. It did not become a guiding theme overnight. The recognition that sustainable development is fundamental has been growing gradually. The concept recognizes that the sort of development that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States of America and elsewhere was, by itself, an inadequate base on …