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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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Term of the Road Dictionary

ecologically sustainable development

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Sustainable Transport
  • Definition : Concept developed by the Australian government to provide the framework of integrated strategies in a whole-of-government approach. Note: it was developed following the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development, outlined by the federal government in 1990, and then committed by the states in 1992.
  • Abbreviation : ESD

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