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Unformatted text preview: April 29 th Global environmental law Stockholm conference of 1972 Established for the first time the notion of Transboundary environmental interference States cannot use the argument of sovereignty to avoid liability The next big step was taken in the 1980s Bruntlent Commission chaired by the president of Norway Introduced the concept of sustainable development, this has been the cornerstone of all environmental rules . Sustainable development economic growth, must be balanced with the overall growth of protecting the environment Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission which coined what has become the most often-quoted definition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own...
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