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Breaking it Down: What is "Sustainable Development," Exactly?

Mary Slosson

After more than 20 years of conferences among the world's leaders on creating key indicators for sustainable development, it turns out there might not be so much consensus on what exactly the term means.

Les Roopanarine gives us a rundown of what, exactly, sustainable development has come to mean for The Guardian.

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