`a remarkably comprehensive guide to environmental concerns around the world. The book is a compact educator.
`The ... volume is one of thorough analysis and passionate argument...it contains much lively challenge.
' Reconciliation Quarterly
`a bold and important document. What is more, unlike so many prestigious predecessors of this genre, it is highly readable ...Our Common Future should underpin all the current deliberations on the state of the world economy.' Jonathon Porritt, The Diplomat
'The volume is one of thorough analysis and passionate argument ... it contains much lively challenge ... essentially a specialist study which usefully avoids the exaggerations of ideology which have often bedevilled the whole debate on aid.'
'Essential reading for courses on development.
' P.J. O'Brien, University of Glasgow
'The most important document of the decade on the future of the world.
' The Advertiser, Australia
About the Author
The Brundtland Commission - formally the World Commission on Environment and Development (W.C.E.D.), known by the name of its Chair G.R.O. Harlem Brundtland, was convened by the United Nations in response to the 1983 General Assembly Resolution A/38/161 - "Process of preparation of the Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000 and Beyond" welcoming the establishment of such a Commission.