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Title: Towards a sustainable America: advancing prosperity, opportunity, and a healthy environment for the 21st century

Abstract

Humanity faces an unprecedented challenge as our numbers grow, while Earth and its capacity to support us do not. People across the United States and around the world aspire to better lives for themselves and for their children: food, shelter, a safe and healthy environment, education, jobs, and other material needs and conveniences. Industries strive to produce more goods, farmers to grow more crops; and human demands on forests, fields, rivers, and oceans increase. Our challenge is to create a future in which prosperity and opportunity increase while life flourishes and pressures on oceans, earth, and atmosphere - the biosphere - diminish; to create, as the Council's vision suggests, "a life- sustaining Earth that supports "a dignified, peaceful, and equitable existence." It is a powerful vision, and the two co-chairs of the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD), fervently believe it is achievable - a unifying and necessary goal for the boundless capacity of human ingenuity so manifest in America. This document addresses climate change, environmental management, metropolitan and rural strategies, and international leadership.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The President's Council on Sustainable Development, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
The President's Council on Sustainable Development
OSTI Identifier:
7088
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; Environmental Policy; Planning; Climatic Change; Communities; International Relations

Citation Formats

. Towards a sustainable America: advancing prosperity, opportunity, and a healthy environment for the 21st century. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/7088.
. Towards a sustainable America: advancing prosperity, opportunity, and a healthy environment for the 21st century. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7088
. Sat . "Towards a sustainable America: advancing prosperity, opportunity, and a healthy environment for the 21st century". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7088. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7088.
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abstractNote = {Humanity faces an unprecedented challenge as our numbers grow, while Earth and its capacity to support us do not. People across the United States and around the world aspire to better lives for themselves and for their children: food, shelter, a safe and healthy environment, education, jobs, and other material needs and conveniences. Industries strive to produce more goods, farmers to grow more crops; and human demands on forests, fields, rivers, and oceans increase. Our challenge is to create a future in which prosperity and opportunity increase while life flourishes and pressures on oceans, earth, and atmosphere - the biosphere - diminish; to create, as the Council's vision suggests, "a life- sustaining Earth that supports "a dignified, peaceful, and equitable existence." It is a powerful vision, and the two co-chairs of the President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD), fervently believe it is achievable - a unifying and necessary goal for the boundless capacity of human ingenuity so manifest in America. This document addresses climate change, environmental management, metropolitan and rural strategies, and international leadership.},
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