An example of good practice in Curriculum from Ecocampus (Belgium)

Since the beginning of the 90s, the term 'sustainable development' has been widely adopted in common language. It is defined as a 'development that meets the needs of today without jeopardising the provision of needs for future generations'. The global pursuit of this objective gained momentum in the UN report 'Our Common Future' (1987) and during the UN Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992). Yet, the results of both the report and the conference need to be seen as a provisional synthesis of what preceded. The subsequent international conferences on issues such as population growth, social development, human settlement ... and the Millennium Development Goals, however, cannot be seen as anything other than part of this preliminary synthesis.