The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Ardea International provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The concept of sustainable development and what exactly it covers is the subject of much debate. Most definitions of sustainable development rely on some variation of the so-called ‘Brundtland Definition’ and the ‘three pillars’ concept, also known as the ‘triple bottom line’ of sustainable development. However, without a consistent approach to sustainable development, it is difficult to know how to achieve it or to identify precisely when, if ever, we have achieved it.
For definitions of sustainable development, see the following Practice Notes:
Sustainable development—definition and application at international level
Sustainable development—definition and application at European Union (EU) level
Sustainable development—definition and application at UK level
Sustainability indicators are a mechanism by which to measure (or at least an attempt to measure) progress towards the policy goal of sustainable development.
Following the conclusion of the ‘Earth Summit’ held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992, countries were advised to develop their own sets of sustainable development indicators (SDIs) which would:
coincide with their respective national conditions and priorities, and
have as their end the creation of self-regulating and integrated sustainable systems
Agenda 21 also encouraged the development of an international set of sustainable development indicators, the first of which was completed in 1996 by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. These are intended to inform national policy and sustainable development strategy sets, in order to
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There may be times when, rather than assigning the benefit of an agreement to a third party, the original parties wish instead to end their obligations to each other under that agreement and, in effect, recreate it, with the third party stepping into the shoes of one of the original parties. This is
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.Note: this Practice Note does not deal with the
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