The year 1983 the United Nations Environment and Development Commission, which was chaired by the Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, started to develop a guidance for sustainable development. (Hauff 1987)
In 1987, the so-called Brundland report “Our Future together” was published with three principles: “the global perspective, the inseparable link between environmental and development aspects and the realization of justice both in the intergenerational perspective (responsibility for the future) and the intragenerative perspective (Responsibility for today´s society)”
Source: Armin Grunwald & Jürgen Kopfmüller (2006). Nachhaltigkeit. Frankfurt/Main: Campus Verlag GmbH.