In this research paper I will be discussing South Africa’s climate change response strategy with regards to the Green Agenda. I will also be discussing what the City of Cape Town has done to address access opportunities, resources and services provision in the city with regards to the Brown agenda. 1. Green Agenda This agenda refers to the impact we as human beings have on the ecological system. An example of this impact would be Global warming that the world is currently experiencing.
Through 27 principles of sustainable development, Earth Summit designed a plan called Agenda 21 (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010). This agenda indicated the urgent problems at present and also discussed how to be able to meet the next century challenges (Agenda 21, 1992). After Agenda 21, there were many later summits in 1997, 2002 and the progress still continues (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010). Linking economy, society and environment is forming the three main pillars or dimensions for sustainable development. The interconnection between all of them is highly important, that being attention to only one of them can lead to unsustainability (Strange and Bayley, 2008).
One of the key aims of sustainable development is to develop the life chances of people. It intends to make the economy consistent at the global level by fostering employability. This paper attempts to testify the causal link between the English language and employability and hence sustainable
There is also a view held by many politicians and members of civil society that environmental objectives should be incorporated into any updated version of the millennium development goals as global warming is now recognized as an issue, which can no longer be ignored. As a result of this the majority of United Nations member states seem to be in favor of implementing an updated set of goals one the MDGs fifteen year cycle has come to a conclusion. (Sachs,
In 1992, during the Earth Summit in Reo de Janeiro, United Nations representatives from 178 countries signed a non-binding sustainable development action plan known as Agenda 21. The plan that primarily promotes smart growth and long-term sustainability came under the spotlight for its vague political interpretation that produced a number of conspiracy theories, accusing Agenda 21 of undermining national sovereignty and eroding individual property rights. In his controversial book “Agenda 21”, Glenn Beck argues that this agreement would force people out of their single-detached homes into concrete high-rises, take away their private automobiles, and even dictate how many children they should have. Other theories tangle up smart growth with
al. 2003, ASPO 2008, Meng and Bentley 2008, cited in Day et al, 2009:322).In the economic sustainable development, the process of economic development and technological progress must meet the needs of the society of all sorts of natural resources.Economic sustainable development of resource use, can use the rich resources and the matters which do not belong to the category of resources to replace the shortage of the resources which limit the economic development.In social culture sustainable development, it mainly be carried out in cities and urbanized regions which have the highest level of water, soil and air pollution. Urban policies are very essential in that
A relevant example is including it into preamble of the 1994 WTO Agreement, as a call for the ¨optimal use of the world’s resources in accordance with the objective of sustainable development¨, a major difference from the text of GATT 1947, where the focus was on ¨developing the full use of the resources of the world and expanding the production and exchange of goods¨. More recently, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union was designed with an entire chapter related to sustainable development. However, even if we speak about it as a guiding principle or we adhere to the opinion that we should consider sustainable development as a source for a new branch of international law, it still does not provides clear obligation for the States to follow in