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[mass noun] Economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources:‘international policies should support sustainable development’‘sustainable development has become the guiding theme in much environmental literature’
- ‘Many companies are required to reduce emissions and to adopt practices that provide for sustainable development.’
- ‘The government has invited the public to offer ideas for sustainable development.’
- ‘At many levels, institutions will be decisive in making sustainable development a reality.’
- ‘The majority support democratic reforms and sustainable development.’
- ‘You can't create sustainable development without creating jobs.’
- ‘The challenge for the United States is to be an attractive example of what sustainable development can mean.’
- ‘The organization hopes to produce successful models of sustainable development that can be replicated regionally.’
- ‘This is the surest way to successfully attain sustainable development worldwide.’
- ‘The summit hopes to reinvigorate political commitment to sustainable development.’
- ‘Experience has shown that poverty is no pathway to a better environment, thus economic well-being is an important foundation of sustainable development.’
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