Breaking New Ground: An Agenda for Change (Chapter 16)
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This final chapter contains the broad conclusions that emerged from the MMSD (Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development project)process and an Agenda for Change. The agenda sets out various actions for improving the mineral sector’scontribution to sustainable development. In all the discussion the project has provoked, few quarrelled with the basic definition of sustainable development contained in the 1987 report of the World Commission on Environment and Development.
The Agenda for Change assumes a broad set of goalsthat flow from that definition:
material and other needs for a better quality of lifehave to be fulfilled for people of this generation
as equitably as possible
while respecting ecosystem limits and
building the basis on which future generations canmeet their own needs.