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Air Pollution

Good air quality is a fundamental aspect of the quality of life and is an essential component of sustainable development economy. Poor air quality can contribute to ill health. It also has environmental impacts, such as acidification, eutrophication and damage to vegetation and buildings. During the last 20 years or so the international community has taken action to tackle such problems, particulaly acid rain and urban air polltuion.

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Investment, Competition and Stability

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 to the protection of our natural resources and natural environments. To promote this…

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Forests

One of the key agreements reached at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was the Principles of Forest Management. The Principles of Forest Management stated that forests, with their complex ecology, are essential to sustainable development economy and the maintenance of all forms of life. Forests provide wood, food, and medicine and contain a biological diversity as yet not fully uncovered. They also act as reservoirs (sinks) for carbon…

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Water Quality

Water has a number of uses. Water supplies provide drinking water and freshwaters support considerable wildlife. It is therefore of great importance that the water is kept free from pollution. If treatments become too costly or if aquatic life starts to diminish, then it is fair to say that sustainable practices have not been adopted. Many pollutants can find their way into water supplies through spillages and waste dumping….

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Waste

The principles of sustainability agenda requires Governments, industry and the public to make efforts to reduce the amount of wastes by:

  • encouraging recycling;
  • reducing wasteful packaging of products;
  • introducing products that are more environmentally sound.

At the moment, the amount of waste produced in the developed world is not sustainable. For example, 99% of the materials used to make goods in the USA becomes waste within 6 weeks of…

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Definitions

For society to continue developing in the way it has done in the past, we need to pay more attention to our environment. How this is best achieved is often a matter of opinion rather than fact, dependent upon different perspectives of the environment and views of nature. Recently, a concept has emerged that has attempted to bring together the best aspects of these different viewpoints, and to harmonise…

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Earth and Man

Introduction
Spaceship Earth
Gaia
Ecosystems
Evolution
Humans
Agriculture
Industrial Revolution
Population
Pollution
Transport
Energy
Resources
Tragedy of the Commons
Environmental Perspectives
Conservation & Preservation
Environmental Movement
Ecocentrism and Technocentrism

Principles
Introduction
Definitions
Objectives
Interdependence
Quality of Life
Equity
Citizenship
Diversity
Carrying Capacity
Future Generations
Uncertainty
Precaution
Polluter Pays
Preferable Futures

Environment
Introduction
Climate Change
Air Pollution
Ozone Depletion
Oceans
Freshwater
Wildlife
Soil
Land Use
Waste
Radioactivity
Noise Pollution
Light Pollution

Resources
Introduction
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewables
Agriculture
Livestock
Forestry
Biodiversity
Water Resources
Fisheries
Minerals

Society
Introduction
Health
Poverty
Communities
Housing
Travel
Crime
Recreation
Consumption
Food Safety
Stress

Economy
Introduction
Transport
Waste
Employment
Investment, Competition and Stability
Education & Skills
Business & Industry
Trade
Tourism

Indicators
Introduction
Employment
Poverty
Population
Consumption
Education
Health
Housing
Crime
Energy
Climate Change
Air Pollution
Ozone Depletion
Water
Wildlife
Agriculture
Forests
Land Use
Waste
Travel

Action
Introduction
Rio Earth Summit
Convention on Biological Diversity
Framework Convention on Climate Change
Principles of Forest Management
Rio Declaration
Air Pollution
Agenda 21
Local Agenda 21
UK Sustainable Development Strategy
UK Sustainable Development Commission
UN Commission for Sustainable Development

Doing Our Bit
Introduction
Cars
Public Transport
Cycling…

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Communities

Healthy and prosperous communities do not just happen. The quality and nature of a community are determined by the choices people make over a number of generations. Ideally, the choices a community makes are knowledgeable and deliberate. But that is not always the case.

Environment Resources and Sustainable Development One of the first things we learn about communities is that everything and everyone is linked in one way or…

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Britain, before spreading around the world. Coal, oil and gas (collectively termed fossil fuels) offered levels of energy production previously undreamed of, leading to shifts towards factory-based systems and the mass production of goods such as cotton. Fossil fuels, principally coal at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, were primarily used to generate steam power…

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Diversity

There exists an obvious relationship between the diversity of natural systems (biodiversity) and the diversity, health and sustainability of human systems – cultural, social and economic. Social and economic capital is ultimately created from natural capital, and its protection should be recognised as a fundamental principle of sustainable development.

Whilst sustainable development also promotes interdependence and a sense of world citizenship, social and cultural diversity need not be a source…

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