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A Sustainable Development Guide for Canada’s Museums

“This guide gives a basic explanation of sustainable development (SD). Its main goal is to help museums develop and implement SD policies and practices. According to the Brundtland Report: Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts: • the concept of ‘needs,’ in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”