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Sustainable environment online investment is essential to achieving sustainable development. Much existing infrastructure and many existing practices are unsustainable, and investment will be needed to replace them. Investment in a sustainable future requires the development of skills needed for a productive workforce and competitive economy, and increased participation in lifelong learning across society, in addition …

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Trade

For the past 50 years, the volume of world trade has grown an average six per cent every year. It is now 14 times the level it was in 1950, due in large part to the elimination of trade barriers such as import tariffs, quotas and other restrictions. During the same period, biodiversity has declined, …

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Waste

The social and economic development of a country can cause an increase in pressures on its environment and increases the need for a reduction in environmentally damaging activities. Some of these damaging activities involve the production and disposal of waste. The more waste we produce, the more we have to dispose, either by recycling and …

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Business and Industry, including multinational companies, have a huge role to play in promoting and achieving world-wide sustainable development. They can play a major part in reducing impacts on the environment and resources by using more efficient manufacturing processes and producing less waste. Businesses can also promote fair employment The United Nations is pressing for …

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Employment

Everybody has the right to a good standard of living, with better job opportunities. Economic prosperity is required if our country is to prosper and our businesses must therefore offer a high standard of products that consumers throughout the world want, at the prices they are prepared to pay. For this, we need a workforce …

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Economy

Sustainable Development does not just mean a cleaner environment; it also requires a stable and healthy economy. To deliver a more sustainable economy we need to do more with less by making better use of resources, increase investment, promote stability and competition, develop skills and reward work. Sustainable development requires us to take a long …

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Education, including formal education, public awareness and training should be recognized as a process by which human beings and societies can reach their fullest potential. Education is critical for promoting sustainable development and improving the capacity of the people to address environment and development issues. Agenda 21 speaks of: “…nothing less than the complete reorientation …

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An effective transport system is vital for a successful society and economy, and a good quality of life. However, the growth of transport is widely believed to have damaging effects on our environment, and in particular the atmosphere. Pollutants that are emitted from motor vehicles can lead to human health problems, poor air quality, acid …

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Tourism is one of the biggest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the global economy and has significant environmental, cultural, social, and economic effects, both positive and negative. Tourism has been noted as the world’s largest and fastest-growing industry. In 1998, it represents over 10% of all countries’ gross national products (GNP) and directly or indirectly …

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