We explain what sustainable development is, how it intends to take care of natural resources and what its main characteristics are.
What is sustainable development?
The concept of sustainable development (or sustainable development) refers to the idea of improving production models in order to meet current needs, but without compromising the welfare of future generations due to inadequate or irresponsible management of existing resources.
Interest in sustainable development, it is worth mentioning, had as a precedent the report " Our Common Future ", published in 1987 , which served as the basis for the United Nations World Conference on Environment and Development, in Rio de Janeiro ( Brazil ). , in 1992. Let us remember that sustainability is based on three fundamental aspects: the ecological, the economic and the social.
What Are the Main Features And Characteristics of Sustainable Development?
Responsible and efficient use of resources
Sustainable development is concerned with the efficient use of resources , especially when it comes to non-renewable resources (such as fossil fuels).
It is concerned with the conservation of biodiversity . This is a key element in the current context, with great challenges to face, such as climate change, the thinning of the ozone layer or the emergence of pathogens that cause serious diseases.
Environmental damage repair
He cares about restoring damaged ecosystems . The first step for this is to know very well the dynamics of these ecosystems , for which it has specialists who study them with scientific rigor.
Prediction of environmental impacts
Improves the quality of life of society
It is aware that the improvement in the quality of life should be for everyone , all citizens have the right to live in a healthy environment.
It places great value on the water resource , taking special care of its reservoirs.
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