ComMod: engaged research's contribution to sustainable development



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Aubert, S., Fourage, C., Van Paassen, A., Perez, P., Mathevet, R., Barnaud, C. & Antona, M. (2014). ComMod: engaged research's contribution to sustainable development. In M. Etienne (Eds.), Companion Modelling: a Participatory Approach to Support Sustainable Development (pp. 211-231). Dordrecht: Springer.


The question of how to conciliate ecology, economy and society was first raised in the 1970s with UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme. The term, 'sustainable development', a product of the growing awareness that ensued, was defined in 1987 as: 'development that responds to the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' (Brundtland 1988).

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