The history of Sustainable Development: From Malthus to Sustainable Development, The Brundtland Report, The United Nations Conference in Environment and Development, The World Summit on Sustainable Development; Millennium Development Goals (MGDs): the rationale for MDGs and its link with Sustainable Development; Principles of Sustainability: the precautionary principle and the safe minimum standard; Growth and sustainability: Impact, Population, Affluence and Technology (IPAT) model, ecological footprint, green GDP; Sustainable Development Indicators; Challenges to Sustainable Development: Natural resource depletion and Climate change; International Cooperation: Cooperation between regions, People’s Earth Charter, NGO’s and social entrepreneurs
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Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
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