ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

VOLUME : 4, ISSUE : 1-4, January-December, 2016 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
On ‘Sustainable Development’ and ‘Sustainability’: Different Explanations and Meanings
Shuchita Sharmin
The aim of this article is to review the emergence of the concept of ‘sustainable development’. With the emergence and prominence of the term ‘development’ in the 1950s, it has been found to gain different focus at different points in time. The present paper explores these focuses and shows sequentially, the emergence of concept of ‘sustainable development’ focus in development discourse. In course of time, the term sustainable development has become a buzz word. The tern ‘sustainable’ and ‘sustainable development’ started being found and used in different discipline with different meaning. The uses, understandings and meanings of ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ also evolved within development discourse. In this context, this paper is an attempt to reviewing relevant noteworthy literature with a view to exploring different explanation and meaning of the concepts of ‘sustainable development’ and ‘sustainability’.
Agenda 21, Brundtland concept, Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), Earth Summit , human rights, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Rio Declaration, Sloping Land Conversion Program (SLCP), Stockholm Conference, Sustainable Development Program, technical modernisation ,Truman Doctrine.