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Book: Environment and Sustainable Development

The book contains a set of papers presented at the REGSA Conference held in Florianopolis, Brazil, in May 2014. The event was undertaken as part of the project “Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in South America” that aims at contributing to an increase of the renewable energy share of the electrical power generation in Bolivia, Brazil and Chile” (REGSA).

Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report:"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

It contains within it two key concepts:

  1. the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
  2. the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs.

The definitions of sustainable development require that we see the world as a system which connects space and time, and that takes into account ecological issues on the one hand, and social,economic and political matters on the other.
But despite the relevance of sustainable development, there is a shortageof publications concerned with thecomplex interactions which occur between development and environment.
Therefore, the purpose of this book isto illustrate ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activitiesaimed at such development.

Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Meio Ambiente
Estudos e perspectivas
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