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    evolving since 1972, when the first international community determined the correlation between quality of life and environmental quality at the “United Nations Conference on the Human Environment” in Stockholm. Gladwin et al. (1995) had stated that it was hardly possible to require a suitable definition of Sustainable development that fits every side of study and it is too board that it means everything. They also foresaw that “the notion of sustainable development will remain fuzzy, elusive, contestable, and/or ideologically controversial for some time to come” (Gladwin et al., 1995). However, in the global policy landscape, the concept of Sustainable development has been preliminarily sketched when the “Brundtland Report” (Brundtland, 1987) in the “United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development” (WCED) in 1987 stated “the accelerating deterioration of the human environment and natural resources and the consequences of that deterioration for economic and social development”. Therefore, a multitude of advanced political systems started to indicate the needs to address sustainable development issues across policy sectors to bolster environmental factors in decision making (Jordan & Lenschow, 2008). Furthermore, the “Earth Summit” in 1992 and, more lately, the “United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development” (known as “Rio+20”) in 2012 have emphasised the term considerably. A typical assertion is that the definition of Sustainable development was the…

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    Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2009 Summary The term sustainable development was mentioned for the first time in the Our Common Future report, known as the Brundtland Report, at the commission World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 to highlight the environmental and social problems worldwide. the Government of Canada used the same term in the report A Guide to Green Government in which the government stated its commitment to achieving sustainable development and…

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    In the 1980’s, there was a shift to a new kind of development often termed an alternate development. The establishment of the Brundtland Commission paved the pathway for future aggressive plans designed to combat the environmental problems being faced globally. (WCED,1987).Prior to the 1980s, economies were in the rebuilding phase and recovering from years of warfare, civil unrest and other social issues. These countries had a universal goal, economic recovery, regardless of the implications…

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    Seven years later in 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development published a report called Our Common Future that is also known as the Brundtland report. It included the most well-known definition of sustainable development: “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Drexhage and Murphy, 2). Here the term had evolved into something that protected the rights of the future generation, not only…

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    CLIMATE CHANGE: HOPE’S ROLE IN PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS As climate change becomes an increasingly recognized serious issue, the need for environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) for young people and in schools is also becoming increasingly relevant. Traditional environmental education has aimed to help students better understand causes, impacts, and solutions to environmental issues and to inspire critical thinking around ethical issues, conflicts, and…

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    City of Minneapolis: Committee of the Whole Planning Commission The City of Minneapolis City Planning Commission’s ‘Committee of the Whole’ is a meeting that occurs at Minneapolis City Hall twice per month. The objective of these meetings is to provide a public forum where City staff and project applicants can discuss proposals in an official forum outside of the public hearing process. My particular meeting occurred at 4:30 PM on September 22nd, 2016. The vice president of the Planning…

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    The client must be informed in writing that a commission for professional services will be paid by a third party, identify the name of the third party, describe the CPA's relationship with the third party, and indicate the amount of the commission to be paid. The regulations impose these restrictions because commissions may give the CPA financial interests that are not compatible with the client's interests and the CPA's objectivity may be compromised. The CPA should make sure that they are…

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    Fire investigators found no smoke detectors in the Ozarks home where five children were killed by fire last week. "Our search of the home did not reveal any smoke detectors," Lebanon, Mo., Fire Chief Sam Schneider told The Star. Siblings Ethan, 5; Maeanna, 2; and Benjamin Hunt, 1, were killed in their home. Also killed were their visiting first cousins: Andre, 1, and Patience Malleck, 6 months. Andre and Patience's mother, Alee Malleck, brought the children to the home to babysit for her…

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    the new American president (“John F. Kennedy: assassination”). The American people continued to question Kennedy’s assassination and wanted proof that Lee Harvey Oswald was the one solely responsible. In response, Johnson established the Warren Commission on November 29th, 1963 to find out who was responsible for Kennedy’s assassination, once and for all (Storm). The Warren Commission was given its name because it was headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren (Storm). The…

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    The book of Matthew portrays Jesus as the promised Jewish Messiah and the fulfillment of Old Testament hopes and prophesies. For example, Matthew 1:1 states, “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son Abraham.” From the beginning, Matthew writes to a Jewish audience and clearly states his purpose to depicts Jesus as the King of the Jews. He continues on to describe Jesus’ entire Jewish genealogy, which clearly portrays Jesus as Christ of the Jews. Additionally, in…

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