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What is Sustainable Development?

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need." 

              - World Commission on Environment and Development’s report 
(the Brundtland Commission) Our Common Future, 
Oxford University Press, 1987

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Leading Sustainability : Views from an Outgoing USM-CGSS Expert

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USM, PENANG, 25 March 2016 – After being in service at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the USM Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS) for the past seven years, it is now time for Professor Dr Kanayathu Chacko Koshy, 68, to bid farewell to the post which has helped USM to be recognised as a major player in addressing issues relating to sustainability issues through educational approaches.

With his vast experience in academics and wealth of knowledge from prior postings at State University of New York (SUNY), University of the West Indies and University of the South Pacific, he was part of the team that produced the Sustainability Fact Sheet and Sustainability Roadmap, USM Policy on Sustainability as well as many other publications to date, to highlight and provide better understanding of the concept of and the push for sustainability from the perspective of USM. Read more

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