THE UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK LABEL IS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN A GIVEN REGION, IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND TOURISM.
The UNESCO Global Geopark programme is an extension of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in 2017.
BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ?
« Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts : the concept of « needs », in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given, and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organisation on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs. »Brundtland report, 1987.
IT IS BASED ON 3 PILLARS : ECONOMIC / SOCIAL / ENVIRONMENTAL