About Environment

It is a fact that humanity has always faced numerous choices linked to life quality and environment. Everybody has a choice on how they will impact the world left to the future generations. Some choices contribute to a world where economic and social needs are balanced with the capacity of natural wealth and ecosystems; some will bring about a world with devastated environment where poverty and famine will rule.

The direction of global sustainability should be rooted in recognizing the clear link between environmental protection and development. Namely, people use natural resources in their daily activities: eating, drinking, dressing, using electronic and electric devices, heating, lighting, driving a car. But what are the effects of consuming? May we continue with current consuming habits? It is an unpleasant fact that the richer the society, the more wealth is used and pressure on the environment rises.

An obvious problem is the environment capacity to provide resources we need. The Earth is a material system where while some resources are renewable (forests), others are not (metals, oil, soil). On the other hand there is the issue of the environment being able to accept residues of our consuming – waste of chemical pollutants and damaging emissions in the air.

Therefore, if we desire that upcoming generations live in a world without degraded environment, the link between economic growth and increasing pressure over the environment should be broken. Consequently, we must undertake deeply rooted activities to change our lifestyle and consuming behavior.

Sustainable development requires changes of policies in many sectors, and their harmonization. Since the human of the 21st century is wise: they know that economic development is not sufficient for quality of life for all. By sustainable development collective responsibility is taken to improve economic development, social equality and protection of the environment on local, national and global level. Sustainable development is a continuous economic and social development without exhausting natural resources the human activities and future development depend upon.

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