Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir

People’s Participation Decides the World’s Environment

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People’s Participation Decides the World’s Environment
 
By Yossef Ben-Meir
Marrakech
Recognizing this week’s World Environment Day reminds us of the evolution of the concept of sustainable development since the phrase was coined in a 1987 United Nations’ report. At that time, sustainable development concentrated on the idea of natural resource management and how humanity must not consume the sources of our sustenance to an extent that any harm is brought upon our collective future.
 

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Mobilizing Decentralized

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Building a Definition of Development

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By Yossef Ben-Meir
Marrakech
The idea of development itself, its definition, and even the method we use for defining it, would be a good place to begin toward discovering its potential in our lives. We cannot rely on any single, or even ten, definitions. We need to look at the full range of literature that arose following the end of World War II, decolonization, and reconstruction from when international development spawned in our era. How has development been defined across the decades?
 

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