Sustainable Development Goals

The Relationship Between EIA and Sustainable Development

By: Anjalee Udawatta & Lakshitha Edirisinghe EIA assesses viable alternatives for a development project, a combination that will use natural resources more efficiently and will have the least impacts on the human environment. What is sustainable development? Image source: The oft-cited definition of sustainable development is found in the 1987 Brundtland Commission report, ‘Our Common Future’, which reads as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their