Exploring the Sustainable Development Model within the European Union
The existence of close relationship between ecology and economics was rediscovered in last quarter of the 20th Century. Consequently, calls for the implementation of a sustainable development model have increased both at the international and European levels, especially after mid-1990s. Taking these calls into account, the European Commission has prepared many documents that have started a new phase in environmental protection, during which more importance is being given to the implementation, and in this connection, to the achievement of the sustainable development model within the European Union (EU). This study aims to explore the strategies, programs, policies, and practices that are connected with the implementation of sustainable development model at the EU level. Before doing so, it will focus briefly on the meaning, importance, and emergence of sustainable development approach within the EU context.
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