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Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests.
Liya Kebede

Meaning of "sustainable development" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

sustainable development  [səˈsteɪnəbəl dɪˈveləpmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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determiner
exclamation
Sustainable development is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sustainable development

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is an organizing principle for human life on a finite planet. It posits a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use meet human needs without undermining the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that future generations may also have their needs met. Sustainable development ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social, political, and economic challenges faced by humanity. As early as the 1970s, 'sustainability' was employed to describe an economy "in equilibrium with basic ecological support systems." Scientists in many fields have highlighted The Limits to Growth, and economists have presented alternatives, for example a 'steady state economy', to address concerns over the impacts of expanding human development on the planet. The term sustainable development rose to significance after it was used by the Brundtland Commission in its 1987 report Our Common Future.

Definition of sustainable development in the English dictionary

The definition of sustainable development in the dictionary is economic development that is capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


advertisement
ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt
agreement
əˈɡriːmənt
antidevelopment
ˌæntɪdɪˈveləpmənt
apartment
əˈpɑːtmənt
assessment
əˈsɛsmənt
department
dɪˈpɑːtmənt
development
dɪˈvɛləpmənt
encampment
ɪnˈkæmpmənt
entrapment
ɪnˈtræpmənt
envelopment
ɪnˈveləpmənt
equipment
ɪˈkwɪpmənt
escarpment
ɪˈskɑːpmənt
nondevelopment
ˌnɒndɪˈveləpmənt
overdevelopment
ˌəʊvədɪˈvɛləpmənt
predevelopment
ˌpriːdɪˈvɛləpmənt
recoupment
rɪˈkuːpmənt
redevelopment
ˌriːdɪˈvɛləpmənt
shipment
ˈʃɪpmənt
subdevelopment
ˈsʌbdɪˌveləpmənt
underdevelopment
ˌʌndədɪˈveləpmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

sustain
sustainability
sustainable
sustainably
sustained
sustained-release
sustainedly
sustainer
sustaining
sustaining pedal
sustaining program
sustainingly
sustainment
sustenance
sustentacula
sustentacular
sustentaculum
sustentate
sustentation
sustentation fund

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

application development
arrested development
audio equipment
career development
character development
child development
comment
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
exercise equipment
housing development
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
laboratory equipment
new product development
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
property development
regional development
research and development
rural development
self-development
sports equipment
urban development

Synonyms and antonyms of sustainable development in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sustainable development» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Find out the translation of sustainable development to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sustainable development from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sustainable development» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可持续发展
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el desarrollo sostenible
570 millions of speakers

English

sustainable development
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सतत विकास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التنمية المستدامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

устойчивое развитие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desenvolvimento sustentável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেকসই উন্নয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

développement durable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembangunan mampan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nachhaltige Entwicklung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

持続可能な開発
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지속 가능한 개발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sustainable development
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phát triển bền vững
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலையான அபிவிருத்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाश्वत विकास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sürdürülebilir kalkınma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sviluppo sostenibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zrównoważony rozwój
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сталий розвиток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezvoltarea durabilă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αειφόρο ανάπτυξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volhoubare ontwikkeling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hållbar utveckling
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bærekraftig utvikling
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sustainable development

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT»

The term «sustainable development» is very widely used and occupies the 19.008 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sustainable development» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sustainable development» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sustainable development

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sustainable development.
1
Kofi Annan
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
2
Omar Bongo
The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
3
Gro Harlem Brundtland
That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is at the center of sustainable development.
4
Gro Harlem Brundtland
A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.
5
Gro Harlem Brundtland
During my nearly five years as director-general of WHO, high-level policymakers have increasingly recognized that health is central to sustainable development.
6
Cynthia Carroll
Resources businesses must contribute to sustainable development if we are to continue to have access to resources.
7
Liya Kebede
Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests.
8
Ban Ki-moon
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
9
Anne M. Mulcahy
Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation.
10
Francois-Henri Pinault
Sustainable development is a fundamental break that's going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT»

Discover the use of sustainable development in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sustainable development and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Introduction to Sustainable Development
First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Peter P. Rogers, Kazi F. Jalal, John A. Boyd, 2012
2
Understanding Sustainable Development
First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
John Blewitt, 2012
3
Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development
They are must reading for planning professionals and all concerned citizens." --John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. "More designers need to broaden their horizons in the way John Lyle has put forth in this book.
John Tillman Lyle, 1996
4
Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?
This book presents case studies of seven destinations that serve to illustrate the real world of ecotourism.
Martha Honey, 1999
5
Sustainable Development: Economics and Environment in the ...
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
David Pearce, Edward Barbier, Anil Markandya, 2013
6
Beyond Growth: The Economics of Sustainable Development
The necessary solutions turn out to be muc h more radical than people suppose. This is a crucial updating of a major economist's work, and mandatory reading for people engaged in the debates about the environment.
Herman E. Daly, 1996
7
GIS for Sustainable Development
This text provides the latest research findings, delivers complete references to related publications, and supplies you with a complete reference framework for each topic.
Michele Campagna, 2005
8
Sustainable Development
Drawing on a myriad of global case studies such as Central Africa, India and New Zealand, this book introduces students to the issues involved in the promotion of sustainable development in a theoretically informed and critical way.
Susan Baker, 2006
9
Sustainable Development: New Research
This book presents new research on sustained development from around the world.
Alexander D. Maples, 2005
10
Psychology of Sustainable Development
With contributions from an international team of policy shapers and makers, the book will be an important reference for environmental, developmental, social, and organizational psychologists, in addition to other social scientists concerned ...
Peter Schmuck, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sustainable development is used in the context of the following news items.
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Know the Sustainable Development Goals: First, end poverty
From ending poverty to revitalizing global partnerships for sustainability on the ... to develop the new framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). «GreenBiz, Jul 15»
2
Financing Sustainable Development - Viable Boulevard to Abolish …
Two days ago, the world gathered in Addis Ababa to agree on a document that will guide international efforts on sustainable development for the next decade ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
3
BRICS bank to help sustainable development
The New Development Bank (NDB), which was launched by the BRICS group of emerging economies, is expected to fund long-term investment in infrastructure ... «Gulf Times, Jul 15»
4
International Financial Institutions Announce $400 Billion to Achieve …
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2015—The multilateral development banks (MDBs) and ... historic challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). «World Bank Group, Jul 15»
5
Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon grouped the sustainable development goals into six 'essential elements': dignity, people, planet, prosperity, justice and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Financing the sustainable development goals – podcast transcript
Who will pay for the ambitious plans set out in the sustainable development goals? In the run-up to the finance talks in Addis Ababa, we discuss the key issues. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
President of UN General Assembly: Environment essential for …
"We cannot have sustainable development without addressing social, development and environmental issues," said Sam Kahamba Kutesa, the President of the ... «European Parliament, Jun 15»
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On International Day, Ban says biodiversity is essential to …
Hence, any sustainable development framework must provide conditions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for more equitable sharing of ... «UN News Centre, May 15»
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ADB president stresses commitment to poverty reduction …
THE Asian Development Bank will become stronger, better and faster as it scales up its operations to eliminate poverty and promote sustainable development in ... «The Nation, May 15»
10
IOC President calls for sport to be included in UN Sustainable
This includes a new global sustainable development agenda that will be ... 3.25 million a day, every day of the year, for the development of sport worldwide.”. «Olympic, Apr 15»

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