The Brundtland report, published in 1987, is named after former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland. She was appointed as chair of the UN World Commission on Environment and Development (UNWCED), created after a resolution at the United Nations 1983 session mandated that a commission be formed to comprehensively consider international environmental concerns about economic development. Until that time, environmental issues had been largely overlooked when it came to the goals of developed countries promoting global economic development.

Also known as Our Common Future, the Brundtland report first spelled out the most widely understood definition for the concept of sustainable development in an international setting. This report also contributed to the environmental agenda set forth at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992.

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