There are many definitions that describe this term, but the definition in the Brundtland report
is still the most quoted one:
“Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Other than current ways of growth, sustainable development does not cause any social or ecological damage.
The concept of sustainable development is often broken out into three parts: economic efficiency, social justice, environmental quality. Therefore, respect for the environment, preventing depletion of natural resources, decreasing waste amounts, optimizing production and energy consumption are important values.
Sustainable development is still important for the improvement of our well-being in the long run.