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Sustainable development

  1. 1. Sustainable development  Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. Need for Sustainable development. The present form of development leads to environmental problems which have been treated as over exploitations of resources and misuse of technology or externalities  The world Commission on environment & development in its report “Our Common Future” Described sustainable development as ‘development that meets the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.  Key elements of sustainable development : Involves three conceptual key elements. I. Integration of Environmental concerns (Include environment issues in business ) • Objective is not a zero growth as that affects economic development • It focuses on integration of growth & profit • Sustainability constitutes a firm’s efficient use of natural capital, eco-efficiency, Formation of environment protection norms. • Both eco-efficiency and socio-efficiency are concerned primarily with increasing economic sustainability • Instrumentalism both natural and social capital aiming to benefit from win-win situations for included parties
  2. 2. • Harmonizing economic expansion / profit earning motives with environmental protection requirements. • Draft & integrate policies toward environment conservation II. Proper perspective: • Conceptualize economic development from the perspective of sustainability is crucial for environment protection. • Building an attitude that supports environment issues is must for acceptability & application of Sustainable development • Achieving quality without compromising on environment is an important • Instilling values for adaptability to environmental issues III. Equity: • Development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental policies and laws to ensure that no group or community is made to bear a disproportionate share of the harmful effects of pollution or environmental hazards because it lacks economic or political clout. Also called environmental justice such as waste treatment facilities, waste dumps, incinerators, landfills, and other industrial and commercial toxic release sites. • Economic development is impossible without contributions from population. • Earning of Image in the society for survival & growth • The concept of environmental equity implies that some populations, particularly minorities and those of low income are disproportionately exposed to environmental injustices. Dimension of sustainability Development/ Need for sustainable development: Different criteria’s are used in different context & the level decision making. Dimensions of suitability focus on 3 major dimensions.
  3. 3. I. Social Dimension II. Economic Dimension III. Environmental Dimension Social Dimensions: • Social elements must be considered at every stage of preparation of, implementation & monitoring of development plans. • Social factors include protection of human rights, societal issues, Accountability & responsibility, Assimilation & dissemination of information. • In order to meet the needs of the population in all sections of the society on sustainable basis all concerned agencies must develop the policies which will balance the social needs with economic growth as well as environmental protection. Economic Dimension: • Optimum utilization of resources- reduction of cost- Availability of resources- technology • Economic issues closely linked with environmental resources. • Includes economic policies, economic equality, creation of demand, opportunity for green business, efficient use of renewable resources, etc • Balance between environmental & economic sustainability can be achieved through institutional arrangement that shape & condition the management & use of natural resources that influences community awareness.
  4. 4. Environmental Dimensions: • Maintaince of environmental quality through sustainable use of resources • All human activities designed & implemented has direct or indirect influence on environment. • It right of every living creature to enjoy fresh form, of environmental resources. Also it has a lasting effect on human living. • A common approach is must though enforced policies & norms. • Integration & combined efforts from each country needed for overall success of environment protection. • Can be done through world participation, discussion & forums, rules & norms on environment, responsibility& accountability, Renewal material, environmental pact. • Environment issues deeply linked to social factors. Perception & attitude building is must for growth & survival. Study the diagram from text for example printout Steps to be taken: 1. Environmental friendly product 2. System related to packing, distribution, use disposal and reusability recycling must be systematic to help out human health 3. Technical & industrialization development should be pollution free. 4. Spread awareness and create understanding 5. Reduce usage of toxic product in manufacturing & consumption pattern 6. Handle underground water usage intelligently
  5. 5. 7. Use of eco-friendly automobiles for commutation 8. Food chain should be protected to safeguard the natural balance
  6. 6. 7. Use of eco-friendly automobiles for commutation 8. Food chain should be protected to safeguard the natural balance