National And Human Environment: Sustainable Development And The Global Environment

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In the 21st century, national and international environmental principles and laws have taken the center stage in the quest to promote environmental protections through global environmental policy and its implementation. The environmental protection concept led world leaders to focus on the emerging public debate surrounding global environmental affairs, thus drawing up a new environmental management concept known as “sustainable development” to effect environmental change aimed at preventing a global crisis. This resulted in resource depletion, overconsumption, and population growth. The concept of sustainable development was created as a result of the UN Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm in the late 1970s. The emergence of the…show more content…
The concept takes a critical look at technology development, and renewable and non-renewable resource management. As Borisas explain, “The processes of the creating of knowledge-based society and knowledge economy and modernization are analyzed in the general context of the processes of sustainable development” (Borisas, 2012). As a new norm for environmental protection, the concept of sustainable development provides a viable structure to improve social, environmental reforms and global economic development through the implementation of ethical principles. Referring to sustainable development, one observer writes, “It was also deemed necessary to develop the social capacity to thoroughly investigate new ideas and concerning environmental possibilities impacts” (Nicolaides,…show more content…
Such goals are inherent in the implementation of sustainable economic and environmental policies and actions that relate to good governance initiatives, technology development, renewable energy policy, private and public sector input and initiatives that empower companies to comply with the sustainable development concept. For example, author Taylor Graeme observes that “to be sustainable, the global economy will have to be organized around a worldview that understands that human economies are subsystems of the environment” (Graeme 2013, 170). Such views clearly detail that the long-term goals of this concept are to provide economic stability and reforms, and environmental management that is geared toward the prevention of natural resource depletion as a result of overconsumption and population
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