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Sustainable Development. Development and Environment In Conflict?. Sustainable Development. Seeks to meet the aspirations and the needs of the present Without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Challenges to Sustainable Development. Ecological Footprints.
Sustainable DevelopmentDevelopment and EnvironmentIn Conflict?Sustainable Development
  • Seeks to meet the aspirations and the needs of the present
  • Without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  • Challenges to Sustainable DevelopmentEcological Footprints
  • Ecological footprints:
  • “the amount of renewable and non-renewable ecologically productive land area required to support the resource demands and absorb the wastes of a given population or specific activities”US (295mn): 3bn hectares, or 9.6 he/personIndia (850mn): 880mn hectares, or .08he/personChallenges to Sustainable DevelopmentPoverty across the globeDeveloped countries19% of population85% of wealth88% of resource use75% of pollutionPopulation growth: 0.1%Developing countries81% of population15% of income12% of resource use25% wastesPopulation growth: 1.5%The sustainable development dilemmaHistory of the SD Concept
  • UN Conference on Environment and Development
  • Rio de Janeiro, 1992
  • Conflict between concerns of developed and developing countries
  • Agenda 21: guide to sustainable policies
  • The Background Forces of Unsustainability
  • Poverty
  • Affluence
  • Population
  • The Poverty ConnectionDeforestationSoil DegradationFailure to Control PollutionFeedback EffectsThe Affluence Connection
  • Depletion of Ozone Level
  • Global Warming
  • Solid Waste
  • Loss of Wetlands
  • Heavy Use of Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
  • Population
  • The Pressure Effect
  • The Well-Being Effect
  • The Timing Effect
  • The Feedback Effect
  • Addressing the Challenge
  • Quest for a New Vision
  • Global cooperation
  • Local and individual action
  • Sustainable National Policies
  • Conservation in Costa Rica and Bolivia
  • Renewable power in Denmark
  • German waste recycling law
  • Sustainable CitiesCuritiba
  • Brazilian city of 2 million
  • Mayor Jaime Lerner
  • Policies
  • Ecological education and awareness
  • Recycling
  • Mass transit
  • Efficient buildings, energy and water efficiency
  • 99% of inhabitants would not want to live elsewhere
  • Sustainable CitiesPortland, OR
  • Cities for Climate Change coalition
  • Renewable energy
  • Recycling
  • Incentives to supply food locally
  • Public transportation system
  • The most bicycle friendly city in the US
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