Three Pillars Of Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development Sustainable development has had several different meanings over the course of history. This is because sustainable development relates to economic, environmental and social impacts of humans on their surroundings. Humans have impacted these three pillars of sustainable development in many ways, both in a positive and negative manner. The goal of sustainable development is to provide the needs of the current generations without diluting the needs of the future generations. Currently what has to be understood first is that there is a need for change. The maintenance of ecological processes, sustainable use of resources and maintenance of genetic diversity, as discussed by Middleton (2013), are the priorities to be changed…show more content…
Their byproduct of carbon dioxide is amplifying the levels of gasses that are contributing to the greenhouse effect and warming the earth. Davis et al (2011) wrote about the supply chain of CO2 emissions and how they are associated to countries where the emission is produced and not the consumer. They figured out that 37% of carbon dioxide emissions are from internationally traded fossil fuels. This equates to 10.2 billion tonnes of CO2. It also transpired that 23% of global emissions were concealed in traded goods. This shows that it isn't just one country dispensing the harmful toxins and how everyone must take a stance to utilize clean energy sources to enhance sustainable…show more content…
As a minimum precaution, due to the inevitability of fossil fuels becoming extinct, we must start to rely on an alternative renewable energy sources. Preferably these energy sources will be clean, unlike nuclear energy, but it is starting to seem that anything is better than fossil fuels. The need for the development of renewable energy is urgent and there is methods available currently. From solar to water to wind power, there is an endless supply of this clean, green energy waiting to be harnessed. Clay (2002) Talks about how renewable energy empowers the developing world. The industrialisation and urbanisation of these developing countries which will lead to additional energy requirements. She mentions how testing certain renewable energy technologies at a small scale in these countries will hopefully turn into a serious and real way of producing energy, in a green and clean way, when the countries growth is

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