THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
Oceans, Coasts and Small Islands
Urban Environmental Management
Urban Heritage and Conservation
NGOs and the Civil Society
Gender and Development
ICTs for Development
do we do with the sustainability concept, especially at the local level? What should we all be doing?
The term 'Sustainable Development' has been used and misused in a variety of ways by different groups and entities - that there is a constant need to rethink its basic meaning, and adopt it to different situations and scales.
The objective of this GDRC programme on Sustainable Development is to function as a repository of key online information on the theme - since considerable information already exists on the web. It also helps in contextualizing all other programmes of GDRC, which eventually, directly or indirectly, leads to sustainability. [
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Highlights of GDRC Research
The Seven Triads of Sustainability
Concept Note Series E-007.
Sustainable Development Concepts
Concept Note Series E-008.
Causes of Poverty
Sourcebook Series e093.
Continuing Research Series E-009.
Visit GDRC's pages on the UN Decade on Biodiversity
GDRC's special pages on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN-DESD)
Currently, GDRC is focussing on enhancing and packaging its contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UN-DESD). It particularly looks into the role of learning centers and universities in promoting sustainable development.
NGOs and Civil Society
This programme is a part of:
GDRC's Environment Sphere
Capacity Building Policy
GDRC and the W3Lib
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Much of our work on sustainable development in the future will be guided by the Sustainable Development Goals. See GDRC's
There is very little we can do for sustainable development, unless it is coupled with