Vocabulary related to sustainable development
This is a list of vocabulary items related to the theme of sustainable develompnet.
The process of growing or developing. Synonymous words include: evolution, progress, advance.
These nouns mean a progression from a simpler or lower to a more advanced, mature, or complex form or stage:
"the development of an idea into reality;" "the evolution of a plant from a seed;" "attempts made to foster social progress."
(of economic development or energy sources) capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing ecological damage
A pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but in the indefinite future. It's a development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The surroundings in which a person, animal, or plant lives.the natural world of land, sea, air, plants, and animals.
"Nuclear waste must be prevented from leaking into the environment"
The scientific study of the distribution and abundance of life and the interactions between organisms and their natural environment.
Any physical or virtual entity of limited availability, or anything used to help one earn a living. As resources are very useful, we attach some information value to them. Resources help to produce goods so they have economic value. Natural resources like forests, mountains etc. are very beautiful so they have aesthetic value. Gifts of nature such as water also have a legal value because it is our right to enjoy them. On the other hand, resources have an ethical value as well because it is our moral duty to protect and conserve them for the future generations.