Sustainable Development And Sustainable Development

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Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own( Brundtland Report, 1987). It is an area of environmental philosophy that faces a lot of conflict due to the various subdivisions in terms of ethical perceptions. For traditional and religious views, some people believe they were given dominion over nature’s plants and animals to serve their needs.The techno-centric ideology is centered is centred on technology and it’s ability to control and protect the environment, it is almost arrogant in it’s assumption that humans have control over nature. The ‘ecological footprint’ (Gaston 2005, p.239) that resulted from humans’ greediness has lead over the decades to massive alteration in nature’s balance, as well as many recognizable environmental crises the world is facing today.
By contrast, eco-centrism recognizes a nature-centerd systemof values and extends the inherent worth to all living thigs regardless of their usefulness to humans (Mackinnon 2007, p. 336). It is believed that the human face have theresponsibility to all biological lifeon earth because aside from being the most consuming specie of all,they are capable of thinking and perceiving earth as a whole. Humans’ ill-treatment towards the environment is not only drastically altering the ecosystem, but also threatnening human’s survival, reserchers and scientists are aware that the end of the world is
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