Sustainable development. Ines Kavgić firstname.lastname@example.org. TASK #1. Which quote best describes sustainable development and why? Put the statements in order of preference. “The earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed.” ( Mahatma Gandhi )
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.
(World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
“Meeting the needs of the present”meanssatisfying:
A broader concept (People, Planet, Profit) than just environmental care (Planet).
Three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle
Three E’s: economy, ecology, education/equity/energy
1. Minimizing theuse or waste of non-renewable resources.
2.Minimizing the waste (RRR).
3. Sustainable use of renewable resources.
4. Keeping within the absorptive capacity of local and global sinks of wastes.
Primacy of Developing Full Human Potential
Holistic Science and Appropriate Technology
Cultural, Moral and Spiritual Sensitivity
Peace, Order and National Unity
Social Justice, Inter-, Intra-Generational and Spatial Equity
Viable, sound and broad-based economic development
Biographical Equity and Community-Based Resource Managementt
Sustainable Development is a relevant concept in the process of socio-economic and political growth in the modern society.
Trinitarian approach to development– the key actors are not only coming from the government sector but also: the process of socio-economic and political development must be shared by the business and civil society respectively.
The idea of SD and the different programs and principles is not an instant magic formula.
How important is sustainable development to you?
Is it a hype or should we take it seriously?
What is being done to promote sustainable development in your country and your own region?
Which energy sources can we use without compromising the environment?
How could individuals contribute to a sustainable future? What could your role be?