The concept of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" was first defined by the Brundtland Commission as long ago as 1987. The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ran from 2005 to 2014.
In the previous KS3 Programme of Study for Geography, sustainable development was highlighted as one of the key concepts that underpin the study of the subject. Under Curriculum Opportunities, the document requires us to make links between Geography and the cross-curriculum-dimension ‘Global dimension and Sustainable Development'
Funded by the DfE funded Action Plan for Geography.