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). Environmental sustainability considers the ways through which resources will not be used up faster than they are being replenished, and the transition toward low carbon emissions despite the increasing population. Figure 3.1: The Three Pillars of Sustainable Development Source: Kahn (1995) The theoretical framework used by Kahn explains the need to integrate and appropriately co-ordinate the economic, social and environmental units of a country to achieve sustained social and economic development. In other words, to realise qualitative growth rather than
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Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. [ The Brundtland Commission, 1987：Our Common Future:Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development.(1987,August 4)|United Nations Documents NO.A/42/427 Retrieved March 10,2017, from http://www.un-documents.net/our-common-future.pdf](The Brundtland Commission, 1987) Sustainability development is to conducted and produce without depletion of natural resources for the next and the future generation, also need current society to maintain the non-regenerated energy resources, but still needs to satisfy the needs of the current mankind, is not about shut down everything and going back to the primitive communes
Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Consultation Report Introduction Waste Management, Inc.'s 2016 Sustainability Fact Sheet describes the company, founded in 1971, as, "the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 21 million municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada" (para. 2). At the end of the 2014 financial year the company employed approximately 39,800 full time employees (WM Form 10-K, 2014, p. 10). Waste Management Inc.'s 2014 Annual Report states an income from all operations of US$2.3 billion, with US$1.3 billion attributed directly to Waste Management, Inc.'s operations (p. 110).
The concept of sustainability is optimizing the use of the fruits and the mother trees in the manner that the forest will not destroyed. This holds true for development in any sector. 2. Elements and tools of sustainability: in the management to keep sustainability of a development most the important factors that required
The development intensification of economic, political, ecological, social and cultural interconnections across international borders, it is what alludes to the term globalisation (Steger, 2009). Globalization is often argued to the only route to development and human contentment. However, these advances particularly in technology, political integrations and economic growth within and between countries has fragmented or shrunk the aspects of space, time and speed to some extent, at the environmental disbursement (Bozorgmehr, 2010). Additionally, all high-income countries (HICs), middle-income countries (MICs) and low-income countries LICs have unparalleled challenges associated with source, supply, demand, use and distribution of food, water,
Introduction In today’s world, most developing countries are in a race to build up the necessary infrastructure to scale up there operations and become the next global superpower. In this process, a lot of energy is consumed – be it for transportation, manufacturing or construction. This rapid growth of energy use seen over the past two decades have raised concerns for governments and energy-related organizations alike. Questions with regard to the supply, sustainability and exhaustion of energy sources abound, and while most developed countries have taken active steps to reduce consumption of scarce resources, the position of developing countries in this regard is still lacking.
3) It tends to reduce the emissions and waste within the planet’s ability to absorb them, uses renewable sources of energy, and uses non-renewable resources at or below the index of development of renewable alternatives. 2. Three circles of sustainability As we distinguished above, sustainability includes three important indicators of successful implementation of this approach, which are: Political, Social, Economical. In Appendix 1 we can see the illustration which describes what is sustainability in graphical view. Sustainability can not only be a positive but a negative too.
Deteriorating environment is often linked with increasing economic activity, requiring deforestation, energy consumption etc. The term sustainable development (as defined by the Brundtland Commission) is development that meets the needs of current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. It is using resource in such a manner that fulfil the needs of present generation without affecting the environment so that future generation can also use same resources .Social equity , economic welfare and ecological integrity are the three pillar of sustainable development.
It is a dynamic approach that helps individuals to understand that the quality of life can be improved even while protecting the resources on the planet that are the support systems for all forms of life on earth. The 5 key principles in sustainability are quality of life, fairness& equity, participation and partnerships. It is the awareness of the ecological constraints and limits of our natural environment within which we need to make use only of what is essential to live. Sustainability is therefore the use of natural resources in the environment that does not jeopardize the essential ecological system of the planet and crates a balance in the well being and health of the environment, the process of society and industrialization. To attain this balance in the future and to maintain it education is essential in sustainability.
The Three Pillars of Sustainability The society, environment and economy are interconnected entities which form the three pillars of sustainability (Giddings, Hopwood and O’Brien, 2002). Each of these pillars depends on each other in some way in order to operate. Priority is mainly directed towards economic performance and development as opposed to the remaining important pillars. Economic development is dependent on the society and environment in order to market products and to obtain raw materials, while society is dependent on the environment solely for survival (Giddings, Hopwood and O’Brien, 2002).
Sustainable development is a model that aims to link the idea of what is to be sustained, with what is to be developed, and focuses on three pillars, economics, social and environmental (Kates, Parris, and Leiserowitz, 2005; pp. 3). As a holistic approach it seeks to develop the three pillars, on a local, regional and global level. This paper will analyse the concept of sustainable development and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach will be discussed. Firstly, a background of this model will be presented, which will explore the three pillars. Secondly, the strengths and weaknesses will be evaluated, and lastly, a brief contrast will be provided of the opinions of sustainable development between the Global North and Global South.
Understanding that sustainability practices do not only mean higher profits for a company but also a higher growth and healthier economy for a nation as a whole is crucial. The Green Economy refers to two interlinked developmental outcomes for any country: Growing economic activity (which leads to investment and jobs) in the green industry
Industry leaders as well as corporate leaders nowadays are encompassing sustainability not just because they are socially responsible, but also because sustainability brings advantages and opportunities to be competitive on the market. The projects, as a form of corporate activities, are a beginning to be a dominating force throughout all industries. This generates the opportunity for project leaders to help organizations to integrate practices of sustainable development in order to achieve the their strategic sustainability goals throughout the whole manufacture chain from the practices used in production to delivering the end product. A vital principle of sustainability is an effective use of resource, which every great project manager must undoubtedly be concerned about. In this short essay I will conduct a short questionnaire study among project team members in our company in order to assess the level of awareness with sustainable development definitions and practices within the company.
Sustainability is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Basically, if a thing or an activity is sustainable, it means that it’s not been completely exhausted of all of its resources. Land for instance, land is sustainable because even if they strip it for coal, they can still reuse it to put a house on, maybe even plant crops. Sustainability is broadly described as something that can maintain itself. Land, forest, and wetlands are often good examples of sustainability because they remain to diverse and produce over time.
Sustainable development, as its name suggests, is a concept continually elaborating. The most commonly used definition, according to World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), is the development which “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987). It shows the importance of considering benefits for both current and future generations and strongly supports economic development, while it also implies when accessing environment and natural resources, human beings tend to take an anthropocentric view, that the primary goal is to satisfy human needs. With no regard for earth as a life-support system, a development will not be considered sustainable. Therefore, by taking economic, social, environmental issues into accounts is a key approach to develop sustainably in different contexts.