Environmentally Sustainable Development

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Environmentally Sustainable Development Concept Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Balancing economic growth social equity and environmental sustainability Scope Importance Incorporates economic social and environmental dimensions Addresses issues such as poverty health education technology and natural resource management Ensures the long term survival of humanity and the planet Promotes economic growth and development while protecting the environment Reduces inequality and promotes social well being Environment Nature s Components Multidisciplinary Approach and Environmentalism History Nature s Components Living plants animals humans and non living air water soil elements Interdependent and interconnected Multidisciplinary Approach Understanding the environment requires insights from various fields Integration of natural sciences social sciences engineering and humanities Environmentalism History Emerged in the late 19th century in response to industrialization and urbanization Focused on protecting nature and preserving wilderness areas Role of Environment Education in the 21st Century Promotes awareness understanding and appreciation of the environment Empowers individuals and communities to take action for environmental protection Integrates environmental perspectives into all areas of education Environmental Protection Act of 1986 in India First comprehensive environmental legislation in India Addresses issues such as air and water pollution waste management and hazardous substances Establishes the Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Boards Global Environmental Bodies and Protocols UNFCCC Paris Agreement etc UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change International treaty to address global warming and climate change Paris Agreement Global agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate resilience Signed by 189 parties as of 2021 Environment and its Components Living and Non Living Elements Living Elements Plants animals fungi bacteria and other organisms Interdependent and interconnected through ecosystems Non Living Elements Air water soil and other abiotic elements Essential for the survival and growth of living organisms Environmental Activism and its Impact Movement to protect the environment and promote sustainability Includes grassroots organizing advocacy and direct action Has led to significant policy changes and public awareness Environmental Institutes and their Role Organizations focused on environmental research education Includes universities non profits and government agencies Contribute to understanding and addressing environmental Environmental Awareness Programs Efforts to promote awareness and understanding of the May include educational campaigns public events and media Global Environmental Initiatives and policy challenges environment outreach Collaborative efforts to address global environmental May include international agreements partnerships and challenges programs Sustainable Development and its Importance Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Balancing economic growth social equity and environmental sustainability Ensures the long term survival of humanity and the planet Promotes economic growth and development while protecting the environment Reduces inequality and promotes social well being Environmental Institutes and their Role Organizations focused on environmental research education and policy challenges Includes universities non profits and government agencies Contribute to understanding and addressing environmental Environmental Awareness Programs Efforts to promote awareness and understanding of the environment May include educational campaigns public events and media outreach Environment as a Contemporary Concern Increasing recognition of the importance of environmental issues Impact of human activities on the planet Need for urgent action to address environmental challenges


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