Sustainable development

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Sustainable development in the UK

What is the sustainable development?

Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment sothat these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations. The term was used by the Brundtland Commission (in 1987) which invented what has become the most often-quoteddefinition of sustainable development as development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Agenda 21 is a commitment tosustainable development which requires that nations participating in research for a future more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable develop their national strategies for sustainabledevelopment

The United Kingdom bases its vision of sustainable development on four
objectives: - Social progress which identifies individual needs;
- Effective protection of the environment
-Prudent use of natural resources
- Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment

The "UK Sustainable Development Strategy" identifies the fact that everyone has the right toa healthy, clean and safe. This can be achieved by reducing pollution, the poverty, the poor housing and unemployment. Global environmental threats such as climate change and the low quality of airmust be reduced to protect human health and the environment. The use of non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels should not be interrupted during the night, but should be used effectively and thedevelopment of alternatives should be used in order to remove them gradually. Finally, everyone has the right to a good standard of living, with better job opportunities. The United Kingdom needs ofeconomic prosperity to flourish. For this, we need a workforce equipped with skills and education in an appropriate framework to support them.

The "UK Sustainable Development Strategy" identifies...
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