Sustainable Development is
defined as "meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the
ability of the future generations to meet their own needs."
- The World Commission on
and Development, 1987
essence is in the harmonious integration of a sound and viable economy, responsible
governance, social cohesion/harmony and ecological integrity to ensure that development is
a life-enhancing process. The ultimate aim of development is human development now
and through future generations."
- Philippine Agenda 21