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Acronym List and Note on Terminology

From One Earth to One World: An overview by the World Commission on Environment and Development

Part I: Common Concerns

1. A Threatened Future

Symptoms and Causes
New Approaches to Environment and Development

2. Towards Sustainable Development

The Concept of Sustainable Development
Equity and the Common Interest
Strategic Imperatives

3. The Role of the International Economy

The International Economy, the Environment and Development
Decline in the 1980s
Enabling Sustainable Development
A Sustainable World Economy

Part II: Common Challenges

4. Population and Human Resources

The Links with Environment and Development
The Population Perspective
A Policy Framework

5. Food Security: Sustaining the Potential Achievements

Signs of Crisis
The Challenge
Strategies for Sustainable Food Security
Food for the Future

Chapter 6. Species and Ecosystems: Resources for Development

The Problem, Character and Extent
Extinction Patterns and Trends
Some Causes of Extinction
Economic Values at Stake
New Approach: Anticipate and Prevent
International Action for National Species
Scope for National Action
The Need for Action

Chapter 7. Energy: Choices for Environment and Development

Energy. Economy and Environment
Fossil Fuels: The Continuing Dilemma
Nuclear Energy: Unsolved Problems
Wood Fuels: The Vanishing Resource
Renewable Energy: The Untapped Potential
Energy Efficiency: Maintaining the Momentum
Energy Conservation Measures

Chapter 8. Industry: Producing More with Less

Industrial Growth and its Impact
Sustainable Industrial Development in a Context
Strategies for Sustainable Industrial Development

Chapter 9. The Urban Challenge

The Growth of Cities
The Urban Challenge in Developing Countries
International Cooperation

Part III: Common Endeavours

Chapter 10. Managing the Commons

Oceans: The Balance of Life
Space: A Key to Sustainable Development
Antarctica: Towards Global Cooperation

Chapter 11. Peace, Security, Development, and the Environment

Environmental Stress as a Source of Conflict
Conflict as a Cause of Unsustainable Development
Towards Security and Sustainable Development

Chapter 12. Towards Common Action: Proposals for Institutional and Legal Change

The Challenge for Institutional and Legal Change
Proposals for Institutional and Legal Change
A Call for Action

Annexe 1. Summary of Proposed Legal Principles for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

Annexe 2. The Commission and Its Work

Throughout this report, quotes from some of the many people who spoke at WCED public hearings appear in boxes to illustrate the range of opinions the Commission was exposed to during its three years of work. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission.