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Sustainable Development Matrix

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What is meant by sustainable development?

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Sustainable development refers to the utilization of resources in such a manner to meet the needs of present without compromising the needs for the future generation.

Sustainable Development aims at meeting the human development goals and sustaining the natural resources of the ecosystem simultaneously, on which the society and the economy depend. Today sustainable development is important as it fulfills the needs of the present generation without depriving a future generation of the natural resources, fulfills the needs of people, conserves natural resources and saves the national budget.

It is important for the:

  • Economy jobs prosperity and wealth creation
  • Society: social inclusion committees
  • Environment: natural environment, renewable resources

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Give an example of sustainable development

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Example of Sustainable development is, using of renewable resources or recycled material for purpose of construction is an example of sustainable development as it won՚t destroy the resources and will help in preserving them for the future generation. Another example of Sustainable development is, without destroying the ecosystem or harming the environment, building of a new community in an underdeveloped area.

Thus, sustainable development is defined as an approach to use the resources in an efficient way that allows the resources to renew or to continue in existence for the present as well as the future generation.

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