sustainable development, definition of
- Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is the act of development (as in industrial development, be it farming, manufacturing, commerce, etc) performed in such a way it is:
What this means is that man is seen as an integral part of the environment and ecology of the world, and therefore has just as much right as anything else to interaction with and utilization of the environment. Although, through our intelligence and science we can choose to interact in a way which creates net gains for all parties - including the environment.
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Core to this is recognition of the whole chain of cause and effect, it is not good enough to clean up one sector of the environment by ignoring another; for instance buying none renewable solar panels made in China (one of the most polluted countries globally) to make yourself more locally 'Green' is not globally a net gain to the environment.
EcoWho Articles where 'sustainable development' used:News & Blog articles where 'sustainable development' used:
- Science, government, and business leaders say achieving SDGs requires digital governance
Experts release a statement on eve of UN talks that calls for the governing of the digital sector to support transformations to a climate-safe, sustainable, and equitable world
- In this Indian village, killing tigers used to be a way of life — until an unexpected gift changed everything
Lakhaan Singh recalls the day he first killed a tiger. But the arrival of a solar panel in his village has meant there are now fewer excuses for poaching, and a community is being transformed, writes Luke Taylor.
- UNStudio to transform Gyeongdo Island into a sustainable tourism destination
UNStudio has unveiled a masterplan to transform South Korea’s Gyeongdo Island into a new, 470,000-square-meter leisure destination that puts the spotlight on nature...
- Making water 'out of thin air': Desert community turns to groundbreaking solution for water woes
A remote Central Australian community will trial a technology that boosts supplies of drinking water using solar power and air, after battling water security issues for several years.
- Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark
Worldwide commission aims to end energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia by driving investment in new technology
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