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Sustianable Development

Updated on August 19, 2014

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Pristine Water Source in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
Pristine Water Source in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea


Sustainable Development according to its given definition is the development of the resources to which the present generation benefits from without compromising the ability of the future generation to benefit from the same resources. Now, when we talk about sustainable development we talk about meeting the demands of the ever increasing number of mouths to feed, the bodies to clothes and the list goes on and on in relation to the ever increasing world population. This article is a glimpse of what sustainable development is all about and how can we use it as universal tool to reduce or eliminate the pressure of population demands on limited resources.


Sustainable Development is the development of the resources that the present generation are going to benefit from without compromising the ability of the future generation to benefit from the same resources. Population all around the world is increasing thus the environment is at the expense of every single person coming into the world. Why do we care to talk about sustainable development when everything is doing fine at our end or what is the main idea behind the sustainable development thing, can be the question at the back of your mind.

Sustainable Development is all about an environment, society that controls its carrying capacity, the capacity to support existence of both the human population and their environment. Now, let’s scan a little bit closer to the whole idea. This particular type of development has three major pillars and they are the social, economical and environmental pillars. The social pillar talks about the realm of human beings while the environment pillar talks about the sources where human beings derive resources from to survive and finally the economical pillar is the tool use to derive resources from the environment to meet demands of the human population.

Keeping the balance of the three pillars is the way forward and thanks to the environmental regulatory systems of world empowers the notion of sustainable development.


The general environment is made up of two parts the biotic which made up the living part of the environment and the abiotic part which made up the non living the natural environment. Like us humans we depend on our living environment or non living, the two parts of the environment work together to make the earth a better place to live or to the extreme for survival. In addition the earth has three spheres of life that work hand in hand to support life which is the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the lithosphere. These three spheres play a very important role in common to support life on earth and that is what scientists called homeostasis.

This is defined by the Biology website as: “Homeostasis is the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes”. The human body structural function is a prototype of how the planet earth works in supporting life. Naturally, the earth works best for maximum survival when the natural environment is intact with minimum population.

Thus, basically to be on the safe side of the environment, every development must soak up a balance of the three pillars of sustainable development for a better planet earth.

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