The 3E’s/Triple Bottom Line of Agenda 21’s “Sustainable Development”

Agenda 21’s Social & Economic Dimensions Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development

“Sustainable Development” was officially defined in a report commissioned by the United Nations, called “Our Common Future” in 1987. Today, “Sustainable Development” is also referred to as the “3E’s” (economy, environment, equity), the “3P’s” (People, Planet, Profit), the “triple bottom line” and “3BL” (triple bottom line).

 

The “triple bottom line” approach measures impacts or success in relation to three dimensions: economics, environment, and equity (3Es).[1]

 

 

 

Agenda 21[2]
Preamble
“Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”

 

Chapter 7
Social & Economic Dimensions
Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development
7.4. “The overall human settlement objective is to improve the social, economic and environmental quality of human settlements and the living and working environments of all people…”

 

 

Over-regulation, crony capitalism and redistribution of wealth have proven over time to be unsustainable. Why repeat a failed experiment?


[1]http://www.archibuilt.org/article_8.html                                                           3

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