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A Development Proyect in Pakistan - The purpose of this report is to create a fictitious company that will start and deliver a sustainable development project in my country Pakistan. The objective of this report is to analyze two companies that will carry out sustainable development projects, and compare their organizational structures. This report has been requested by Middlesex University, Hendon as a part of my International Foundation Program. The intention of this report is to understand how to construct an organizational structure....   [tags: sustainable development, companies]
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Sustainable Supply Chains - Sustainable supply chains (SSC) are a process, which employ purchasing policies and procedures that assist sustainable development at the centers of tourism. This aspect of tourism is particularly vital to implementing feasible tour operator practices. The final tourist product featured in both glossy brochures and enticing websites must be considerate of viable sustainable supply chain management to create long lasting destinations for the consumer. This report will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of SSCs, and attempt to assess how SSCs are used as a popular management tool in the tourism industry....   [tags: Benefits, Disadvantages, Management Tool]
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Urbanization in the Kurdistan Region - Introduction Urbanization: The process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary). Sustainable development: The ability of an activity or development to continue in the long term without undermining that part of the environment which sustains it (Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993). The process of urbanization and the population growth across the world has been increasing over the last 40 years, and it is expected to happen in the developing countries' urban areas....   [tags: Sustainable Development] 2284 words
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Agile Development Methodology - Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Agile development methodology 2 Agile development methodology Agile Manifesto 3 Agile Manifesto Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development 4 Advantages and disadvantages of agile software development Conclusion 5 Bibliography 6 Agile development methodology Agile development is a system development strategy where the system developers are given the competence to choice from a wide selection of appropriate tools and techniques that can be used when accomplishing a certain task on hand....   [tags: Agile Manifesto, Software Development]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries - Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries Poor countries have been receiving aid from the international community for over a century now. While such aid is supposed to be considered an act of kindness from the donor nations or international bodies, it has led to over dependence among the developing countries. They have adopted the habit of estimating and including international aid in their national budgets to reduce their balance of trade deficits. It is believed that foreign aid is necessary for poor nations in order to break the cycle of poverty that ties their citizens in low productivity zones and so their economy will not be weak....   [tags: international community, donor nations]
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Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Power Plants: Hydroelectric, Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants - In developed and developing countries, sustainable energy source is the most important subject. There are many different methods of energy production and consumption. Using the cheap, abundant and clean energy sources for generating the electricity is the basic idea of production. Electrical energy is generated from different kinds of power plants. These plants can be put into three groups; hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. Hydroelectric power plants are used the potential energy of water....   [tags: energy source, sustainable energy, power plants]
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Sustainable Development Policies Can Reduce Urbanization Problems - Cities all over the world are developing. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and can be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know what is the reason for urbanization. Most people move to the city because they want to get a better life. Another important term is a sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Sustainable Development Essays] 1304 words
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Challenges of Developing a Sustainable Future - “Sustainable Development: At its heart, sustainable development is the simple idea of ensuring a good quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. It is about living within the carrying capacity of the environment so that how we live, work and enjoy leisure activities, which do not harm or put undue pressures on the environment. It is about ensuring everyone has the opportunity to have a decent education, a quality environment that they take pride in, good health and a decent job (n.p, 2014)” Our lifestyles and eating habits have had an adverse effect on the environment....   [tags: sustainable development, natural resources]
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Green Meetings and Sustainable Business - Sustainability is a journey – not a destination (Goldblatt, 2012). The purpose of this essay is to determine the degree to which this journey towards sustainability has begun in the case of the business events, also known as MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. Endorsement of the Bruntland Report (WCED, 1987) by the United Nations and its members at the Earth brought prominence to the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development (Drexhage and Murphy, 2010)....   [tags: Business Sustainable Development]
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Globalization and Sustainable Development - Over the past few decades there have been discourses both in favor and against Globalization’s capacity to guarantee a sustainable future. Authors attest societies and businesses’ inability to account for ecological and environmental limits when dealing with economic growth, examples of this are some of the traditional business metrics used by most global companies, and nations’ measure of wealth (GDP); both sides heavily resting on economic factors, fail to account for societal and environmental concerns (Byrnea & Gloverb, 2002)....   [tags: Globalisation, Technology, Development]
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Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it does not compromise the ability of future generations. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it does not cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: TBL, sustainability, development]
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Sustainable Development Today - Sustainable Development Today Sustainable Development The concept of sustainable development has become a major topic among intellectuals from various fields. Sustainable development has gone through various changes in its definitions and at present does not have a commonly accepted definition. The origination of the concept of sustainable development is debatable. In 1974 at a conference on Science and Technology for Human Development by the World Council of Churches the concept of a “sustainable society” is believed to have been first noted....   [tags: Energy Sustainalbe Development Essays]
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Development vs Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa - South Africa has one the largest economies in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest CO2 emissions in African (Tyler et al., 2013). In South Africa, development is the main priority and it is possible that South Africa can alleviate poverty and inequality within two decades (NPC, 2011; Pan, 2005). To achieve development goals requires large greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, South Africa cannot pursue the paths of development that we have now. There is a need to integrate climate and development, the question is: do you put climate or development first....   [tags: Sustainable Development]
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The Global Economy - I. Introduction The global economy is comprised of a multifaceted patchwork of key actors, which contribute to the development, sustainability, and strategic direction of a country. With this said, it is crucial to assess the key players of an economy with regards to the composition of public and private enterprises. The effectiveness and significance of these public and private enterprises need to be analyzed in order to measure the scope of positive or negative impact it has on the national economy when taking into account the nation’s economic indicators....   [tags: Development, Sustainability, Strategy]
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Sustainable Design and Construction - Our world faces energy concerns, global warming, climate change, water shortages, soaring housing costs, economic instability, and dwindling natural resources. In addition, an inordinate amount of construction waste is produced each day. It is essential to begin taking steps to prevent this pattern from continuing to take us down the road t environmental destruction. The engineers, architects and developers of today, more than ever, share an obligation to create new and innovative structures to turn this cycle around....   [tags: Green Building, Sustainable Development]
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Education as a Fundamental Factor of Development in a Country - “Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country” Since early times, education has been practiced by the people all around the world. Education was once ancient but as time went on, humans discovered new things. Education is the process of acquiring knowledge. It means to learn something new. Education, in every sense, is the fundamental factor of development of a country. As well said by Francis Bacon,” Knowledge is Power.” Then where does knowledge come from....   [tags: sustainable development, crime, justice]
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A Sustainable Economy for The Indian State of Odisha - The Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, is located on the eastern coast of India. It is surrounded on one side from the Bay of Bengal and on the other side shared its borders from many other Indian states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The modern state of Orissa was established in the year 1st April, 1936 and it was on 13th April, 1948 that Bubneshwar got selected as the state’s capital replacing Cuttack. In order to go about talking about formulating a sustainable livelihood policy for Odisha considering its inherent natural resources and impending climate change we need to start from the state’s bounty of natural resources and its topography....   [tags: Sustainable Living]
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Technology Play: Advantages and Disadvantages for Development and Learning - Young children are growing up in a technology environment. It is within this environment that traditional concepts of play are being influenced. Early childhood settings reflect children’s environments therefore the introduction of technology would be a natural consequence. Play is central to children’s development and learning, consequently technology play is influential. To benefit children’s development and learning, technology play has to be inclusive and developmentally appropriate with attention to technology placement while ensuring the learning is curriculum based....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Permaculture ands Sustainable Design - Sustainable design steadily becomes the architecture catch phrase of the day, being thrown around to make us aware that everything we “design” has an environmental burden. Many designers, architects and builders have installed the “idea of green” into their buildings to demonstrate a potential to improve performance and reduce costs through sustainable strategies. Despite all this one fact remains, that is the enviable depletion of fossil fuels, and without a major overhaul of our society, our economy and our politics, the ideas of “sustainable design” are just band-aids on the bigger problem....   [tags: Definition, Sustainable, Culture] 986 words
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Sustainable Development and its Importance - Sustainable Development And The Triple Bottom Line Sustainable development means that the present generations should be able to make use of resources to live better lives in such a manner that it doesn’t compromise the ability of future generations to survive and make better lives for themselves as well. For sustainable development to occur, there needs to be sustainable economic, ecological and community development. Society needs to be educated about ways in which they can use resources, especially natural, in such a manner that it doesn’t cause harm to the environment and put future generations lives at risk....   [tags: Nature, Resources]
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Urbanization Problems and Sustainable Development - Cities all over the world are developing. As war ended in 1942, a significant number of people move to the city because they want to improve life. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and should be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know the definition of sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit - "Sustainable development is development that continues to meet the requirements without compromising the ability of future generations to live quality lives of their own." Sustainable development is commonly thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. According to the toolkit the three are to be considered as overlapping, congruent circles. In which case, the area of overlap, or center, is considered human well-being. The further alignment of said circles would indefinitely lead to the increase of the center, human well-being....   [tags: Education]
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Climate Change and Sustainable Development - ... No one actually owns environment and that is why the environmental cooperation is so difficult between all the countries. Everybody is looking for their own interest and the externalities are ignored. However, many economists argue that the new growth theory will solve this problem. The actual solutions and inventions, which has resulted with new growth theory are presented in conclusion paragraph. Introduction to Global Warming Phenomenon As we all should know, global warming is an anthropogenic phenomenon, which means that humans are the reason behind this phenomenon....   [tags: Economical Solution, New Growth Theory]
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Sustainable Development Compatible With Liveability - Recently, there are growing debates over the sustainability and the liveability of our cities. Some argue that sustainable development is necessary if human want to stay alive, while some oppose to sustainable development as they placed sustainability in the opposite side of liveability and suspect that these practices may hinder their present luxurious lifestyle. However, it is a common fallacy in people’s mind. The concept of sustainability is compatible to liveability, instead of contradicting to each other....   [tags: liveability, compatibility, survive]
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Sustainable Economic Development of Birmingham - The creation of a strong and sustainable economy in any city requires a numerous variation of factors and a careful balance of strategic policies made by the city council, local planners or other vital participants in the building of a successful urban dynamic. With the dramatic decline of the manufacturing sector in many of Britain’s major cities such as Birmingham, a strong and sustainable economy has almost been out of reach. Unemployment and the great suburban decentralisation of residences have caused the heart of major cities in Britain to suffer and decline economically....   [tags: Economics] 1205 words
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Software Development: The Disadvantages of Agile Methods - Agile methods have a number of disadvantages. Discuss the disadvantages of agile methods and how those disadvantages can be managed, with examples. Agile method is newer software development method in software industry. Until 2006, there are 17% of organizations are already using agile as their software devolvement method. Many and many organizations are getting interested and they are moving toward to adopt agile method nowadays. They believe agile methods are much more flexible and this method can bring significant benefits to their organizations, such as increasing quality, efficiency and customers’ satisfaction....   [tags: waterfall model, documentation]
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Development of Sustainable Technologies and Their Adoption In the World Wide Industries - Last decade was dedicated to the development of sustainable technologies and their adoption in the world wide industries. The main purpose of the sustainable technologies was to protect of the environment and to decrease the harmful effect of the economy over the nature and its resources. Nowadays organizations such as European Union are forcing their members to apply to their leading industries more sustainable technologies. Such interference, first in the domestic policies, and the second in the private business, seems unethical to some people....   [tags: Technology]
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Education for Sustainable Development - Sustainability development has three components: environment, society, and economy. If you consider the three to be overlapping circles of the same size, the area of overlap in the center is human well-being. As the environment, society, and economy become more aligned, the area of overlap increases, and so does human well-being. Therefore, education for sustainable development (ESD) is the use of education as a tool to achieve sustainability. Simply put, ESD is a way to make the world a safer, healthier, and more livable place for us and future generations (McKeown, 2002, pgs 7-9)....   [tags: Education]
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Sustainable Development - The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling] 1255 words
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Sustainable Development - As the idea of sustainable development has become increasingly more topical in the political arena, the question still remains as to whether our modern capitalist economies can preserve their most basic principle of maximising profits, whilst still protecting the environment. It is therefore the purpose of this essay to examine this. Can compromises be reached that enable us to protect and conserve the environment without hindering development. Since the disbandment of the Soviet Union the dominant economic system globally has been capitalism....   [tags: environmental]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable development, when applied to the development of a system, creates complexity for the stakeholders involved in and affected by that development. To delve this complexity, solid definitions must be proposed for development and sustainable development in order for a framework to be established through which these complexities can be understood. Furthermore, these definitions are necessary evils for explorations of the intricacies of sustainable development due to the various paradigms used to define “development” and “sustainable development.” One definition of development, and the one that will be utilized within this report, is the, “utilizing resources to advance the complexity o...   [tags: Politics, Modern Culture, Huaorani] 1484 words
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Sustainable Development - Introduction There are fundamental challenges related to development in every era of human history. From the historical focus on expansion of imperial power and colonial rule in order to attain supplies of raw material and cheap labour, often in the form of slavery; to the gradual emergence of social progression in the form of concepts such as social justice, democracy, and equity during the post-world-war period. Earlier developmental approaches were centered on raising living-standards by promoting increase in productivity to provide goods and services to a growing population....   [tags: Economics, Environment, Social]
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Sustainable Development - The following case study critiques Upton’s vision to establish a sustainable community through implementing comprehensive sustainable strategy. The urban periphery development is thought to demonstrate superior execution of sustainable principles in development (Jackson 2007). As a parallel, the report focuses on the development of Upton’s design code and demonstrates how large -scale mix-use developments can incorporate sustainable practice and principles of urban growth. Site Context Upton is a 44-ha greenfield site forming part of Northampton’s ‘South West District’, a fundamental area of strategic economic and population expansion situated south west of the central core....   [tags: Upton, Economics, Urban Planning] 2233 words
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Sustainable Development - In this assignment the author shall discuss the relative extent to which creating sustainable development policies and concepts protect the environment from degradation. We shall critically examine the different approaches to the paradigm, such as UN summits to National policies and also by analysing the different forms of sustainability, and briefly the vagueness and hypocrisies of the term. In addition, we must look at the process of generating these policies and to what extent do they come to fruition....   [tags: Population Problems, Global Issues] 2206 words
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Sustainable Development - All homes at Upton typically achieve similar scales of sustainability; however they do so through different methods and combinations of technologies (see table 1). In addition, a small number of homes are carbon neutral or BREEAM code 6 (Figure 3). In conjunction with the site-wide measures, each particular building in Upton will achieve a minimum BREEAM excellent rating, equivalent to Code 3 or 4 of the code for sustainable homes (Communities and Local Government 2006). BREEAM ratings are to be achieved through a holistic approach to green build design, incorporating planned layout and environmental technologies such as photovoltaic cells, comprehensive insulation, solar water systems, mic...   [tags: Environmental Issues] 1116 words
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Sustainable Development - Upton’s premise is a mix-use development providing the full range of dwelling types supported by economic opportunity and social infrastructure. The site was assembled through English partnerships, which were granted outline planning permission for Upton in 1997 (Community and Local Government 2007). The scheme aims to deliver 1,382 homes by its completion in 2013 (Clark 2010). Engaging the community was an important aspect of the schemes development process. In 2001, English Partnerships (EP) collaborated with Northampton Borough Council, the Prince’s Foundation and EDAW, an urban design consultancy, to establish the Upton Working Group to implement the Upton project....   [tags: Environmental Issues] 827 words
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Promoting Sustainable Development - The only planet that sustains human life —Earth, is dead. This idea is strongly professed by Bill McKibben in the Post Carbon Reader, although morbid it does hold clout, humans are destroying the environment of the planet at unsustainable rates (McKibben 2010, 44). Recognition of the degradation of the environment, reached international attention in 1992 with the gathering of international actors at the World Summit on Sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the so-called Rio “Earth Summit”, a plan was made called Agenda 21, this agenda sought to “bring poor countries into environmental agreements while simultaneously supporting their economic development” (Hicks, Parks, Robert...   [tags: Failure, World Care, Environment]
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Sustainable Development Within the Poor World - This essay intends to address the argument that the concept of sustainable development robs the Poor World of any possibility of convergence with the Rich World. Sustainable development is the new buzz word in the game of development and economic growth. As such sustainable development will be examined at a conceptual level and its implications for the Poor World and LDCs will be drawn out. At a practical level a case study of climate change and how this environmental challenge can be addressed through sustainable development will also be examined....   [tags: rich world, climate change, united nations]
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What's Sustainable Development? - “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs” (Sassi, 2006). Council house is first purpose built office building in Australia and also known as CH2 and located in Melbourne CBD, which is at 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. CH2 is one of the biggest sustainable building in Australia, which is owned by city of Melbourne and has achieved maximum six Green Star rating, certifies by the Green Building Council of Australia on 22 March 2005 (Green Building Council of Australia, 2014)....   [tags: material science, recycable materials]
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The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit - Sustainability has become a buzzword in lives of many Americans. The challenge with creating programs that promote and educate on the topic sustainability is that there does not appear to be a consistent definition for the term ‘sustainable’. In the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Toolkit, the authors suggest that “sustainable development is generally thought to have three components: environment, society, and economy. The well-being of these three areas is intertwined, not separate” (McKeown, 2002, p....   [tags: Ecology]
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Sustainable development, a new way of urbanization - Introduction Urbanization, which is becoming a buzzword during the last few decades, is enlarging at a booming speed. It is predicted that 93 percents urban growth will occur to the year 2020, in the developing world (Elliot J.A, 1999). Generally speaking, more than half of the people around the world have been moved to cities, which led to a series of “matters” connected with people’s life that changed in a dramatical way. In this period, sustainable development, another buzzword during the past few years, came into people’s view and gradually became the mainstream of society development....   [tags: Electricity Consumption, Desertification]
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Development of sustainable career paths for employees - Finding and retaining high performing employees is a challenge all business organizations face. Employees search for jobs where they can be successful, appreciated, and have the opportunity to grow and advance. Effective employers develop career plans that are easy to follow, sustainable, customizable, and provide rewards and recognition when appropriate to entice and retain high performing employees. Using competency models management and human resources can define attributes of top performers that are important to the company for short term and long term success....   [tags: Labor]
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The Impacts of Sustainable Tourism and Their Influence on Resort Management - Food products are going organic, tourists are becoming more eco-conscious and the trend of tourism is changing too. This is due to the rapid depletion rate of natural resources; much faster than what mankind can replenish or renew. Hence, in order to preserve our environment, culture and tradition, people are trying to find ways to sustain our resources. Lately, the buzz word that is frequently mentioned in tourism industry is sustainable tourism. Sustainable tourism is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities (UNWTO, 2005)....   [tags: tourism industry, culture, environment, developmen]
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Sustainable Architecture: Meeting the Needs of this Generation while Preserving the Needs of Future Generations - Sustainable architecture is a specific kind of design which focuses on meeting the needs of these generations without compromising the needs of those generations to come. Architects from around the world have become aware of the impact that society has on the environment, and have created sustainable architecture in order to help preserve the environment, but at the same time, create comfortable spaces that are ideal for living and are aesthetically pleasing. This innovative architecture has attracted many architects from all over the world, in order to implement these new structures into every day life....   [tags: Sustainable, architecture, future,] 1323 words
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Creating a Sustainable Society - In today’s global economy, sustainability has developed into a significant part of life because it symbolizes how a society can retain their current use of resources without having them run out. In order for us to continue to appreciate the quality of life, we must meet supply and demand without destroying the environment for future generations. “A sustainable society is one that has learned to live within the boundaries established by ecological limits” (Sustainability refers, 2007). Sustainability has also influenced the triple bottom line of fish farming by providing economic, social, and environmental benefits....   [tags: Sustainable Societies]
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Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources, and Gender - FE4412 – Sustainable Development: Food, Natural Resources & Gender Sustainable Development: General Overview As defined by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, development is sustainable if it “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” This Report brought the need for sustainable development to the attention of the over twenty years ago and as I will explain it is becoming more relevant to us as the human race starts to realise that we are living on a finite planet which will run out of the resources to support us eventually....   [tags: survival, sustainability, environment, economy]
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Sustainable Development and Population Control - Sustainable Development and Population Control       A nineteen year old pregnant Chinese girl is forced to abort because she is "too young" to have a child. Iran, an Islamic nation, instructs religious leaders to promote contraception as a social duty. A Norwegian international banker worries about "migratory tensions" that would engulf his nation with waves of third world immigrants. A Los Angles Times article decries the lack of an official United States population policy. What do these statements share in common....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Implementation of Sustainable Development - The Implementation of Sustainable Development In November 1992, more than half of all living Nobel Prize winners signed a document called "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" that began with this stark statement: Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future we wish for human society. … No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished....   [tags: Environment Pollution Ecology Essays]
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Public Opinion Revolving Around Sustainable Development - This paper highlights the public opinion revolving around sustainable development and how it has changed over the last 50 years. It incorporates factors like the Brundtland report, Kyoto Protocol and proposed projects to help make a sustainable future. ‘’Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’ (Purvis and Grainger 2004) is the most common definition of sustainable development. Over the last fifty years there have been many variations on public and government opinion of sustainable development as a worldwide community and there are many factors that have influenced these attitudes....   [tags: Environment ]
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Preventing Misconceptions in Housing: Sustainable Architecture - Currently, misconceptions are present in the home buying industry, which delude buyers into thinking that more expensive homes are better. Although better is a subjective term, the problem remains: People are overextending their budgets on homes that they cannot afford and on homes that they cannot afford to maintain. The inability to properly finance homes stems from the fatigued economy and job market, and foreclosures become prevalent when home buyers can no longer afford payments. Although many may argue that the key to solving the problem of foreclosures stems from the economic means of financing the home, I argue that foreclosures can be solved at the root of the problem, architectural...   [tags: Foreclosures, Sustainable Architecture,] 2113 words
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Sustainable Development Can Reduce Global Warming - "Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it." -- Tony Blair, speech, Sept. 27, 2005 According to the latest scientific data there is a direct human influence on the climate system. An upward trend in global temperatures can be clearly seen over the last three decades. The effects of this human induced climate destabilization can be seen in the present and are projected to worsen over time, regardless of the level of carbon emitted into the future....   [tags: Climate Change, 2015]
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Sustainable Development in Business - Sustainable Development in Business EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report is aimed at analyzing and studying the advancement and the operation strategies for sustainable development. Information was gathered, using business articles, on the strategies and techniques required for sustainable development. Sustainable development is not only important and essential for environmental protection and socially well-being, but also for certain economic goals a business may want to achieve....   [tags: Papers] 2789 words
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development By the year 2200 there will be a lot more people living on this planet then there are now. Estimates range anywhere from 15 to 36 billion people. Where will these people live. How will they live. The answer is sustainable development. Sustainable development, "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. " It also, "requires meeting the basic needs of all peoples and extending to them the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations for a better life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1542 words
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Training and Developmnt Trend Research - This paper seeks to identify the various emerging trends and current issues surrounding areas of training and development in an organization. The paper has evaluated emerging trends under the topic organizational development in training and strategy, with the focus in Japan. The person who reads this paper will be taken through a comprehensive step by step process to determine the most significant trend. The paper will also mention the impacts this trends have in the future organization, this will then open the platform for my literature review....   [tags: Organizational Development, Training Strategies] 2782 words
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