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Sustainable Development

This website is intended for people who wish to find out more about sustainable development, i.e. what it actually is and how it works in theory and in practice. So to start, let me define what a sustainable world look like. There are simply 3 pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.

 Environmental Sustainability

Ecological integrity is maintained, all of earth’s environmental systems are kept in balance while natural resources within them are consumed by humans at a rate where they are able to replenish themselves.

 Economic Sustainability

Human communities across the globe are able to maintain their independence and have access to the resources that they require, financial and other, to meet their needs. Economic systems are intact and activities are available to everyone, such as secure sources of livelihood.

 Social Sustainability

Universal human rights and basic necessities are a attainable by all people, who have access to enough resources in order to keep their families and communities healthy and secure. Healthy communities have just leaders who ensure personal, labour and cultural rights are respected and all people are protected from discrimination.

To provide context for the drive towards sustainability, the starting point is a clear understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development in Practice

This website provides a selection of interesting and informative videos, which cover sustainability practices in agriculture, construction, development, energy, industry, solid waste management, transport and water management are provided along with the latest news on each sector. Separate pages focussing on blockchain technology for SDGs, plastic pollution and smart cities have also been included. Also, if you are interested to find out about the latest innovations in sustainable practices you can look up latest patents in your sector of interest.

Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.

Bjarke Ingels

Sustainable development is that which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

The Brundtland Commission
News & Views

The latest news from around the world has been included for sustainable practices in agriculture, development, energy, industry, smart cities, solid waste management, transport and water management. You can also view my blog which highlights the latest news and views and examples of sustainable practices.

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