Sustainable Development Our precious planet "Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?" - Henry Ford Sustainable development design systems ensure the Bio diversity and life support for healthy ECO systems. These particular externalities have remained intrinsic to a design model of modern "development" and are still currently colonizing the worlds cultures and environment. This inferior design system continues to create the unnecessary demand of non renewable resources and energy whilst producing excessive waste and pollution downstream. Counter productive design systems in comparison to the alternatives described in this section The present EDUCATION on design systems is a gross mismanagment of resources. The above example is of Damanhur a sovereign Eco Village society using regional currency. currency is not educated to capcity. Source Source
What is Sustainable Development Definition | Sustainable Development Examples …7 POINTS AGENDA ON GREEN ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT | I SEE A CHANGE Nigeria has been largely unfortunate not to have good and progressive political leaders, and this has resulted in perpetuating Nigeria in poverty and underdevelopment despite her huge GREEN ECONOMY. This persistent failure of the Nigeria System has produced a large army of bitter critics, who consistently point out the ills in the Governance of Nigeria and potter alternative ways of doing it better. Toward the Sustainable Development Conference [RIO+20] in Brazil. My 7 point agenda on green economy for sustainable development which I recommend for the President to look into will be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The above lists are my dream for Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Olumide IDOWU | Developmental Consultant | AIESEC Nigeria | email@example.com | www.olumideidowu.blog.com | +2348133451818 This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 8:30 pm and is filed under Uncategorized.
What to Read – A “Rio+20” anthology 29/05/2012 at 11:21 am The 1992 Rio summit on “Sustainable Development” was a seminal event: Inspired by the Brundtland report, world leaders recognised that – in a world of finite resources – economic development had to go hand-in-hand with social progress and protecting the environment. It can be argued (as does this article) that in the past two decades, the idea of sustainable development has revolutionised the thinking of millions. The understanding of our shared responsibility helped lead to 189 world leaders agreeing to the millennium declaration in 2000, which paved the way to the millennium development goals. In June 2012, world leaders meet again in Rio, twenty years later, to take stock of progress made, and to set new targets for a sustainable shared future for all. Rio+20 will focus on two specific themes: 1) Developing a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and 2) Establishing an institutional framework for sustainable development.
The Universal Principles of Sustainable Development By Terry Mock and Tony Wernke, SLDI Co-founders Follow Terry and Tony on Twitter: Terry @SustainLandDev; Tony @Sustainable4U This article is Part 3 in the Fractal Sustainable Development Trilogy. Part 1: Designing a ‘Big Wheel’ for Civilization Part 2: Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal As a comprehensive sustainable development decision model, The SLDI Code™ functions as a completely integrated, fractal matrix which leads decision-makers from the foundation of triple-bottom-line sustainability to sustainable results. This unique model (depicted graphically by the logo to the right) is a result of the input and vetting of numerous sustainable project leaders. NOTE: The principles embedded in the SLDI Code Sustainable Development Matrix are universal in their application and need not be confined to land development projects. The SLDI Code is not designed to replace or compete with other more narrowly defined programs or regulatory constraints. Profit (Economic Capital)
World Bank on What is Sus.Dev? There are many definitions of sustainable development, including this landmark one which first appeared in 1987: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." — from the World Commission on Environment and Development’s (the Brundtland Commission) report Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987). But what does this mean? Have you listed any needs that conflict with one another? How do we decide whose needs are met? The Long and the Short of It People concerned about sustainable development suggest that meeting the needs of the future depends on how well we balance social, economic, and environmental objectives--or needs--when making decisions today. What social, economic, or environmental needs would you add to the puzzle? Many of these objectives may seem to conflict with each other in the short term. Studying the puzzle raises a number of difficult questions. Going Further
Sustainability Achieving sustainability will enable the Earth to continue supporting human life. In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture. Sustainability science is the study of sustainable development and environmental science. Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. Etymology The name sustainability is derived from the Latin sustinere (tenere, to hold; sub, up). Components Three pillars of sustainability Circles of sustainability Resiliency History Principles and concepts Scale and context Consumption Measurement 1.
Safe and Just Space for Humanity Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here's Why Students working on UGA's organic demonstration farm in summer 2012. (Photo: UGA College of Ag)A new approach to agriculture that combines the best in industrial production with organic and sustainable practices is the key to meeting the changing needs of a changing world, where resources are rapidly depleted by a growing population. "Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?" is the title of a controversial report released last week by Stanford University's Center For Health Policy. The study concludes that there is "little evidence of health benefit" from eating organic food." The press weighed in with a bewildering range of instant reactions. The LA Times, on the other hand, pointed out in an editorial that the study largely ignored the ill effects of pesticide residues on conventionally-grown produce, and the hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria that taint factory-farmed meat and poultry. No surprise there. Modern agriculture is here to stay.
Q&A: NGOs Must Play Key Role in Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26, 2011 (IPS) - As the United Nations readies for a major international conference on sustainable development next June in Brazil, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are preparing to play a key role in the run-up to the summit meeting and are preparing a plan of action to be adopted by world leaders. The Rio+20 conference will take place 20 years after the historic Earth Summit in Brazil in June 1992. Asked about the importance of NGO contributions, Michael G. Renner, senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute told IPS, "I think the answer is still outstanding. He said NGOs need to make sure that the conference is not seen as disconnected from people’s daily concerns. A series of NGO meetings are scheduled to take place in the coming months, including one sponsored by the U.N.’s Department of Public Information in Bonn, Germany, Sep. 3-5. They also need to ensure that the conference is not an isolated event. Excerpts from the interview follow: Q: The U.N.
Housing positive energy feedback! - Tech News Par Robert PELZER - Président du BET BETEC Voici un exemple de bâtiment de 30 logements collectifs à énergie positive. Trois de ces logements ont été « instrumentés » pour connaître en continu les relevés de consommations réelles. Cette synthèse présentée lors de l’Université ICO du 11 au 13 mai 2011, vous livre les résultats. 1°/ Fiche signalétique du projet BEPOS 30 logements à structure bois type BEPOS ; à énergie positive « Les Héliades » Z.U.S. de Saint Roch Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges SA Le Toit Vosgien – BP 31 – 88100 SAINT DIE DES VOSGES Architecte F. 2°/ Intégration et structure bois L'intégration du projet à son environnement a conduit à réaliser au préalable une simulation dynamique pour déterminer le nombre de bâtiments, leur orientation, les positions dans le site et les uns par rapport aux autres. Une structure bois a été choisie comme mode constructif pour les 2 bâtiments 3°/ Vecteur air pour le chauffage 4°/ Relevés des températures sur 1 an 5°/ Relevés des consommations de chauffage