ASSESSMENT/AUDIT 1. Understanding of why it is important to measure sustainability and the associated problems and conflicts of different indicator sets and types Evidence – It is really difficult to find exact concept for measuring sustainability. For instance the measurement of life parameters is differ between different cultures and individuals. So, different solutions will be required to be found for many different communities. However; we should not assume that things we cannot measured easily is not important.
Another example of this idea is the food, “ ‘Nex’, please!’ yelled the white-aproned prole with the ladle. Winston and Syme pushed their trays beneath the grille. On to each was dumped swiftly the regulation lunch” (Orwell 64). The government gives out regulation lunches to the working class since it is all the same for each person, while the upper class has better food.
The Global Sustainability Goals created by the United Nations , as well as the Catholic Social Teaching themes, help to provide a sturdy foundation for the mission of La Roche College. This fact has been evidenced through the repetitive success of a multitude of La Roche College alumni. The connections made between one’s education and the UN Global Sustainability Goals and the Catholic Social Teachings give students the start they need to make a difference and be successful in the world. The United Nations Global Sustainability Goal of creating a world in which there is no poverty is extremely broad, yet arguably the most important of the seventeen goals.
Kahn’s (1995) approach to the sustainable development theory is consistent with the modern day development techniques of Europe 2020 priorities; smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. The adoption of some innovative strategies such as the utilisation of renewable energy as an integral part of the energy mix could result in growth of the economy, which will eventually trickle down to the poor or extend to the rural or disadvantaged areas of the country. The social sustainability generally explains the idea of equity among the people, empowerment, participation, accessibility and institutional stability. It seeks to ensure a good standard of living in the country by alleviating poverty. Environmental sustainability seeks to explain the ways in which exploitation and utilisation of the natural resources will not be made to negatively affect the environment or the health of human beings (Kahn 1995).
I agree with the assertion that in the context of Sustainable Development ‘the reality of life today is that the economy dominates environment and society. The Concept of Sustainable Development Sustainable development refers to “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”, and was produced by the Brundtland report (WCED, 1987). The concept also takes into account the needs of the poor in developing countries by outlining achievable objectives of importance (WCED, 1987).
The conclusion conveyed at the end of this paper, will be that sustainable development is a concept with weaknesses however, the strengths outweigh them. To begin with, the concept of sustainable development famously culminated in 1987 with the United Nations 'Commission on Environment and Development ' also known as the 'Brundtland Report ' (Everard & Longhurt, 2017; pp. 1244). The article introduced, the most widely known definition of Sustainable development as "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
Social inequalities can be described as the differences in “income, resources, power and status” (Naidoo and Wills 2008, in Warwick-Booth 2013, 2) that advantage a social class, a group or an individual over another, and thereby establish social hierarchies. It also affects inequalities in regards to gender, race, access to health and education, and general living conditions. In sociology, the dichotomy between the conflict theory approach and the functionalist approach has led to a discordant opinion in regards to social inequalities. The conflict theory seems to admit that social inequalities needs to disappear in order to install a common and equal base for all individuals, whereas the functionalist approach believes that social inequalities
JEBET KIPLAGAT ID NO. 268341 SUSTAINABITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES MARIA ÅKERMAN QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE MAIN THEORIES AND DEBATES ABOUT “SUSTAINABILITY” WHAT WOULD A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY LOOK LIKE? Introduction Sustainability was first introduced in the UN document “Our Common Future”, it has since gathered a huge debate on its true definition which seems to escape many, but however it has a broad known meaning. Sustainability is the promotion of human wellbeing while simultaneously conserving the environment. I have come to understand sustainability as using today’s resources in a manner that will ensure that our future generations also get to use the same resources, we have to be very keen in the usage of the resources so as to ensure they are not depleted.
It has involved multiple stakeholders in areas such as environmental science, community development and planning, business entrepreneurship, social work, and environmental and social justice. Traditionally, the relationship between these stakeholders has been one of proximity, but not integration. Now there are calls for greater interdisciplinary focus and collaboration to meet the economic and societal needs of people that are environmentally more sustainable. There needs to be greater recognition among the different disciplines involved, that the link between the economy, society, and nature is intrinsically interdisciplinary. An interdisciplinary approach requires stakeholders to move beyond inflexible and traditional ways of thinking and problem-solving and embrace collaboration, creativity, innovation, and novel insights and perspectives.
Sustainability: If you take a look around at what’s really happening in our world, there’s an inescapable pattern of ‘what’s going on is simply unsustainable’ and in other words, it can’t go on for much longer. Sustainability is to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As cities began to grow with the population increase, the need for a sustainable development became more apparent as resources began to diminish in quantity and value. Left to it’s own devices, the Earth is a sustainable system.
In David S. Landes book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, he decides to take a historical approach on the reasons behind why some people remain poor and how others are so rich by trying to comprehend the reasons that lead to advances in economies and modernization in certain regions around the world over the past few decades. In other words by asking how we have come to where we are today in the sense of making, getting and spending. Throughout the book, Landes talks about how we live in a world filled with inequality and diversity therefore leading to classifying those who are poor and unable to afford medical health care living in the North and the wealthy in the South. David S. Landes aim was to basically make people aware of how it is actually geography that is responsible for this division between countries that have caused a lot of hardship for the unprivileged people by making it impossible for them to improve economically as a result of their geographical location on the map.
Following the industrial revolution, it took industrialized countries more than 200 years to establish a living standard under which an environmental movement could emerge. Furthermore, the gap worldwide between the rich and the poor is widening (OECD, 2015). As a reaction, the growing population from developing countries understandably demands equitable living conditions compared to citizens in Europe or the United States. However, establishing higher standards of living is opposed to concentrating efforts on reducing emissions. As a result there will be decades of ever-increasing GHGs globally, currently primarily caused by developed countries and by developing countries in the