what is sustainable development?menion some principle of sustainable development

Asked by Meenu S Unnithan | 16th Jun, 2014, 09:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Sustainable Development’s most common definition was given by the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission). It states “Sustainable Development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” It is based on two concepts, namely, the concept of needs and idea of limitations.

  • Concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and.
  • the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.

Thus, it promotes the idea that social, environmental, and economic progress is all attainable within the limits of our earth’s natural resources.

Some of the principles of sustainable development are:

  • Nations have the sovereign right to exploit their own resources, however, without harming the environment.
  • Nations shall cooperate to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem.
  • Nations should cooperate to promote an open international economic system that will lead to economic growth and sustainable development in all countries.
  • Environmental protection has to be made an integral part of the development process to achieve sustainable development.
  • Nations shall enact effective environmental laws, and develop national law regarding liability for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 17th Jun, 2014, 11:18: AM

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