Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract - sustainable development - and turn it into a reality for all the world's people
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn't spoil the sky, or the rain or the land
Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved
Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.
Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be
Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
No matter how complex global problems may seem, it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. They cannot be beyond our power to resolve
People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.
Sustainable development: Meeting present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of buildings, it implies resource efficiency, minimum energy use, flexibility and long life
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Sustainable development: Holding our world in trust for our children
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Ownership is a sine qua non of sustainable development.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
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