Here her job was “embedding sustainability as a business and innovation driver”(Philips article). She represented Philips at the WBCSD Vision 2050 project and besides this she is a LEAD Fellow and a board member of the Green Economy Coalition. This Paper has been published in June 2011, so it was published at the end
Sustainable development has shifted into a high placed topic on the international agenda during the last few decades. The concept represents the intersection of a need to preserve the nature, on one hand, and the necessity to satisfy in the same time the need for development, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Roots of the sustainable development can be found in the environmental concerns from the immediate years after the World War II, even there were no express mentions of the concept at that time (Schrijver, 2008). More realistic is to observe that the concept came into the light in the context provided by the evolution of the international environmental law, its transition from a pattern based
Sustainable development is the development that ensures that the needs for present generation are satisfied without affecting the ability of future generations to satisfy their needs too (Brundtland Commission,1987). The main aim of sustainable development is to control the current generation to preserve resources or use the available environment while saving it for the future generations, in simple terms use the environment responsible. Blowers, 2013 mentioned that the environmental protection is the critical part of sustainable development and cannot be separated from each other. Sustainable development is a very complex concept, for John Elkington to explain it in more logic term, on 1994 he coined the term triple bottom line based on sustainable development. This term was born when John Elkington and brundtland report (UNWCED,1987) saw that social and economic aspects can be integrated to explain the environmental processes as the environment is the priority of sustainable development (Elkington, 2004).
the needs of the current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. It brought the environmental issue high on the political agenda by stressing the link between economic, social and environmental challenges. Then in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development was signed the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21. The Declaration postulated sustainable development principles, while the Agenda proposed specific measures for integrating and attaining economic, social and environmental objectives. In 2000, the UN adopted the Milenium Declaration according to which the countries undertake measures for eliminating poverty, lifting dignity and equality among people and achieving peace, democracy
8. To develop a global partnership for development (“Millennium,” n.d., para.5). • Name the seventeen (17) sustainable developmental goals (SDGs) Answer: Sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the needs of the present without undermining the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For sustainable development to be achieved, it is decisive to coordinate three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. These elements are affiliated and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies.
Sustainable development occurs when a society is able to provide all its needs not only for the present but also for its future. It advocates people make an effort which doesn’t only concern for the present but also for the future. Sustainable development doesn’t only include stability on people’s basic needs such as food, water, shelter, etc. but also sustainability in economic growth, eradicating inequalities, social development and such. A society is said to be environmentally sustainable if it’s able to satisfy the basic needs of its people while not compromising its resources which are supposed to be reserved for future needs.
Sustainability can be defined as ‘the ability to be maintained for a long term’. It could be defined as ‘durable’, ‘systematic’ and ‘sound’. A sustainable development is often defined as a durable development. But how is sustainable development has been redefined by architects and designers today. Now, the concept of sustainability has been defined as a systematic, long term approach to allow the progress of humanity economically and socially without environmental impacts which was expressed by Filho.
TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY Abstract: Technology should be used for sustainability so that the future generations can have at least the same standard of living as of the current generation. The main concept includes to design and use of the technologies with regard to the needs of sustainable development. Sustainability assessments are necessary prior to the respective decisions. However, they pose methodological problems: The difficulties of anticipation of future developments, the determination of assessment criteria, and the necessity to define sustainable development accurately enough. Technological enhancement has resulted in 2 divergent curves while one is to create a better living, the other is exploitation of the natural resources.
Base on the report, we can understand that sustainable development meets present human activities without compromising the ability for the future generation to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, p.8.). Moreover, sustainable development requires the integration of social, environment and economic considerations to make balance judgments for the long term (World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 2000). Other definition for sustainability are, Daily and Ehrlich (1992) suggest to consider it as improving the quality of life while living within the long run carrying capacities of supporting biophysical and social systems. This implies that every development should come at the least cost. I t is important for Ghana national gas company to incorporate the local communities needs in its operations this will contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.” In as much as the project is for profit it should also to ensure that development activities take in consideration environmental and social
Sustainable development can be defined in different ways. One of the ways is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brutland Report,1987). Sustainable development has become one of the most successful way to be introduced in nowadays or in future. In fact, it formed the worldwide plan and the universal group 's demeanour towards financial, social and natural improvement. Sustainable development including two concepts in it.