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Sustainable Development: A Lesson from Valentin Koptyug We Are Yet to Learn

... initiatives. Having participated in the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, he became an ardent supporter and propagandist of a new paradigm for sustainable development, being at that time almost the only one in Russia. Koptyug formulated the essence of the sustainable development concept as follows: “We must keep in mind three aspects: social development, economic development, and environmental conservation, exactly this triad.”  Adapted from:  Koptyug V.A. Is it Possible to Develop a Strategy for ...

Modified: 12.11.2015
Koptyug , UNESCO , sustainable development , environmental protection , Baikal
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Lessons from Koptyug

... Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, he became an ardent supporter and propagandist of a new paradigm for sustainable development, being at that time almost the only one in Russia. In 1994 the UNO General Secretary Boutros Ghali invited Koptyug (the only one from Russia) to join the Sustainable Development Advisory Council. One of Koptyug’s proposals was to designate areas, in a number of countries, that could become models of sustainable development. He also proposed to make the Baikal region such a territory in Russia. As the ...

Modified: 10.04.2012
Academy of Sciences , Siberian Branch , Koptyug , sustainable development , environmental protection
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