Sustainable Development

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  • 1. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
  • 2. Sustainable Development: Sustainable development is a way for people to use resources without the resources running out. The term used by the Brundtland Commission defined it as development withsustainability that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
  • 3. Sustainable development has three main parts:  Environmental sustainability.  Economic sustainability.  Sociopolitical sustainability.
  • 4.   Environmental sustainability: A state in which the demands placed on the environment can be met without reducing its capacity to allow all people to live well, now and in the future.
  • 5.   Economic sustainability: The use of various strategies for employing existing resources optimally so that that a responsible and beneficial balance can be achieved over the longer term.
  • 6.   Sociopolitical sustainability: The ability of a community to develop processes and structures which not only meet the needs of its current members but also support the ability of future generations to maintain a healthy community.
  • 7. At the core of the idea of sustainability is the matter of meeting people’s needs – for a home, for a decent job, for education for their children, for good health care, and for a safe and healthy neighbourhood to live in. Most people in the rich nations have most of these needs, but there are still many people living in poverty and in poor quality homes.
  • 8. Even if these basic needs are met there are still plenty of ways in which their ‘quality of life’ is under threat: from crime, from pollution, or from living in neighbourhoods where no-one in authority seems to care.
  • 9. If we don't take care of the world we live in now, we won't have anything to leave behind us for the future generations. Sustainablility tries to find a way in which human beings live comfortably, but respecting Mother Nature. The world is not something you enjoy today, it was here before you were born and it might be here after you leave...
  • 10. Think about this...
  • 11. World, hold on!  (…) Open up your heart, what do you feel is real. The big bang may be a million years away. But I can't think of a better time to say. World, hold on. Instead of messing with our future, open up inside. World, hold on. Wonder you will have to answer to the children of the sky. Children of the sky (…)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBbEG-0pfQ