The concept of sustainable development means balancing of economic, social and environmental requirements in order to ensure “the needs of the existing generation are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Environment and Development chaired by Ms. Gro Harlem Brundtland, until today, sustainable development became one of the key elements in the formulation and
implementation of development policies in the world.
Operationalisation of the concept and its practical implementation are the result of theoretical as well as political endeavours aiming to ensure long term development f the human society and environmental protection. In this process, key events and adoption of the UN Millennium Declaration in September 2000. From the UN level (and the level of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development) and numerous multilateral and international institutions and organisations, through the governments of individual countries and the European Union, all the way to the civil sector and local governments, the implementation of the concept of sustainable development represents an issue that millions of people around the world are working on.