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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development
By D. Govind Singh
Sustainable development
Earth has enough resources to satisfy everybody's needs but not their greed 
Sustainable development
is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs whilepreserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also forfuture generations.Definition: In 1987, the United Nations released the Brundtland Report, which definessustainable development as 'development which meets the needs of the present withoutcompromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.'Sustainable development is much more than environmental protection. It is a wider concept of economic growth, which ensures fairness and opportunities for dignified life for all, withoutfurther destroying recklessly, the world's finite resources.The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken into three constituent parts:Economic Sustainability, Sociopolitical Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability.Examples of principles related to SustainabilityEconomical
Elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty
Work as worship
Be content w/little
Voluntary giving
Profit sharingSocial
Equality of women and men
Elimination of all forms of prejudice
Unity in diversity
Universal compulsory education
Interdependence of all life
Nature a reflection of the Divine
Humility – Earth source of all our wealth
Unity in diversity
Kindness to animalsThe United Nations conference on environment and development (Earth Summit) at Rio deJaneiro in 1992 exhorted the world to abandon those practices that are self destructive in favor of sustainable development (Agenda 21). Ten years after the first ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. (It wastherefore also informally nicknamed "Rio+10".) The World Summit on SustainableDevelopment, WSSD or
Earth Summit 2002
took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26August to 4 September 2002. It was convened to discuss sustainable development by the UnitedNations. WSSD gathered a number of leaders from business and non-governmental organizationsthat reaffirmed their commitment to the Rio declaration. It was emphasized that povertyeradication, changing consumption and production patterns and protecting and managing thenatural resource base for economic and social development are overarching objectives of andessential prerequisites of sustainable development.The first discernible change in attitudes towards environment was reflected in the Earth Summitheld in Stockholm in 1972. Serious concern was expressed at the rate at which exhaustibleresources were being depleted. The impetus to the debate was provided by the famous study'Limits to Growth'; undertaken by a team of scientists from MIT in America headed by DonnelaMeadows. The Club of Rome, a gathering of wealthy businessmen and politicians, funded theproject. Several computer simulation models incorporating resource depletion, growing pollution

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