Sustainable development links people's needs, the environment and economic development. This is sometimes called 'People, planet and profits.'
Click on the tabs to see where the world stands at the moment in these areas.
Sustainable progress but more to do
Some of the figures show how quickly the earth's resources are being used and also the inequalities between rich and poor nations. Others show how people's lives are improving. Sustainable development must continue to improve people's lives for the present and future generations.
Click on the sections down the side for some more detailed information.