Sustainable Development – Environmental Studies
Sustainable Development

“Sustainable development can be defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development is the effective use of resource for economic development while preserving the environment and ecosystem so that not only the needs of presents are fulfilled but also for the future generations.

Sustainable development also interlinks the development and carrying capacity of environment and ecosystem.

Using appropriate technology
3-R Approach (reduce, reuse, and recycling)
Promoting environmental education awareness
Population stabilisation
Conservation of nonrenewable resources
Usage of renewable resources
Reduce our dependency on heavy metals and fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.
Reduce our dependency on synthetic chemicals.
Reduce our destruction of nature – includes clearing of forest and natural habitats for human needs.
Ensure that we don’t stop people from meeting their needs in order to achieve environmental sustainability. We must maintain a balance between environmental and economic sustainability.
Recycle and reuse as many waste products and resources possible.
Make more goods that last longer and easy to use, recycle and repair.
Depend on renewable source of energy, sun wind, biomass, flowing water, geo thermal and tidal.
Sustain Earths Biodiversity with emphasis on protecting vital habitats of the wild species.
Stabilisation of population growth

Disagreement between stakeholders: each stakeholder has different priorities and hence it is extremely difficult for all to agree upon common goal of sustainable development.
Uncertainty: there is always uncertainty regarding different global environmental issues and the manner in which they interact with global system.
Consumption and lifestyle
Arguments over cause and responsibility”

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Sustainable development can be defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development is the effective use of resource for economic development while preserving the environment and ecosystem so that not only the needs of presents are fulfilled but also for the future generations.

Sustainable development also interlinks the development and carrying capacity of environment and ecosystem.

Measures

Using appropriate technology
3-R Approach (reduce, reuse, and recycling)
Promoting environmental education awareness
Population stabilisation
Conservation of nonrenewable resources
Usage of renewable resources

How to achieve sustainable development?
Reduce our dependency on heavy metals and fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.
Reduce our dependency on synthetic chemicals.
Reduce our destruction of nature – includes clearing of forest and natural habitats for human needs.
Ensure that we don’t stop people from meeting their needs in order to achieve environmental sustainability. We must maintain a balance between environmental and economic sustainability.
Recycle and reuse as many waste products and resources possible.
Make more goods that last longer and easy to use, recycle and repair.
Depend on renewable source of energy, sun wind, biomass, flowing water, geo thermal and tidal.
Sustain Earths Biodiversity with emphasis on protecting vital habitats of the wild species.
Stabilisation of population growth

Problems

Disagreement between stakeholders: each stakeholder has different priorities and hence it is extremely difficult for all to agree upon common goal of sustainable development.
Uncertainty: there is always uncertainty regarding different global environmental issues and the manner in which they interact with global system.
Consumption and lifestyle
Arguments over cause and responsibility

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