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Understanding Sustainable Development
SSRN (2007)
  • Krishna Kumari Areti
Abstract

Sustainable Development is often an over-used word, but involves a number of inter-related global issues such as poverty, inequality, hunger and environmental degradation etc., People tend to think that we have to make a choice between environmental protection and development. Development that is sustainable and not damaging to the natural resources is very much possible. To achieve sustainable development the three pillars--economic, social and environmental--must be integrated in a balanced way. Conserving land and water resources, protecting biodiversity and managing agricultural heritage systems are very important for sustainable development. There is no inherent contradiction between environment and development, and that these two concerns should be mutually supportive. Protection of the environment should not be seen as a sectorial interest but as an integrated component in all economic and social development. A sound management of natural resources, energy saving and a population size in harmony with the productive potential of the ecosystems will automatically result in sustainable development.

Keywords
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Environment,
  • conservation of Land,
  • conservation of water,
  • natural resources
Disciplines
Publication Date
July, 2007
Citation Information
Krishna Kumari Areti. "Understanding Sustainable Development" SSRN (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/krishnaareti/6/