Sustainability And Economic Sustainability

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809 words
809 words

“It is that which seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present generation without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations.” In the 19th century, urban development began. Coal-fired industrial factories drew workers from the country side which created a large amount of jobs. This led to people living in crowded urban environments. New technological advances were invented such as cars, modern plumbing and electric lights which caused people to be distanced from the natural world. This created enormous new problems in public health, sanitation, overcrowding, non-existent infrastructure, deforestation and pollution. It brought attention to the deterioration of the environment and the need to change living …show more content…

• Better sanitation and water quality. • Economic sustainability: the ability of an economy to support a defined level of economic production indefinitely. This is seen as the most problematic issue as most people disagree on what is and is not economically sound, and how it will affect businesses, jobs and employability. Economic sustainability occurs when a political unit, such as a nation, has the preferred percent of its population below the preferred minimum standard of living level. • Social sustainability: the ability of a social system, such as a country, to function at a high level of social well-being indefinitely. It is the quality of life. The goals of the quality of life cannot be defined because opinions from individuals, such as people from different cultures, religions and classes may not always agree with each other. This is seen as the weakest pillar because of the different choices that people make personally. • Environmental sustainability: the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction rates indefinitely. This is the most problematic …show more content…

• More power is consumed in urban areas than in rural areas to keep our streets and civic buildings lit, to control traffic and to fulfil the basic needs of a city dweller. • We use an estimated 40% of resources every year than we can put back. • Sustainable development works on balancing the fine line between our need to move forward technologically and economically and the need to protect the environment that we live in. • Environmental damage, pollution, destabilising soils by cutting down trees and fossil fuels lead to a concern about our environment and how we could regenerate what we use. Since the 1950s we have experienced an unprecedented growth and a great increase in our need for power. Efficiency and Conservation • A reduced reliance on cars will make an improvement to the transportation system – if public transport became more popular and efficient, it would not be necessary to buy cars. Thus, it would lead to less greenhouse gases being emitted into the

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  • Explains that it is that which seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations.
  • Explains that humans like deforestation and adapting to fluctuations in climate change compared to the past.
  • Explains that substituting natural gas for coal will reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
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