Will sustainable development work? What will be the effect on business and the environment?
Updated: Jun 26, 2022
Defining sustainable development is a necessary first step. The term "sustainable" is used to describe anything that can persist without diminishing any of its material or energy resources forever, such as a resource or an environmental system.
The act, process, or outcome of evolving is referred to as development. They describe sustainable development as a method of meeting existing demands without jeopardising the capacity of future generations to satisfy their own. The World Commission on Environment and Development put out this concept. Our role as stewards of the natural world and the whole globe means that we are ultimately accountable for the health of all of the earth's ecosystems.
The question is whether or not sustainable development can succeed. This is a trickier subject than it first seems to be. A straightforward "yes" or "no" response does not applicable here because of the many aspects that must be taken into account. You'd have to answer no on the one hand. Changing human behaviours, which have been in place for millennia, is a no-no because of the pushback you'd face. Attempts to exert influence over other nations and governments, as well as the financial consequences of such significant alterations, might all have an effect on the economy of any society. Trying to impose our views and way of life on other countries would be difficult for the United States, not to mention immoral. There have been numerous wars fought as a result of this strategy. Many ecological systems are badly impacted by wars, which either invade or completely destroy them. War also wreaks havoc on the planet's resources. This duty of policing and regulating could be done by the United Nations if it had greater authority, but how much would it cost? This is a question that has to be answered. Big business has sway over our elected officials in the India. Businesses with deep pockets could easily spend tens of millions of dollars to resist any legislation that aided this cause or clogged our legal systems for years if they believed it was economically unwise.
You also have people's natural reluctance to change, particularly when it means giving up something that makes life simpler or that provides them with a financial foundation upon which to build their futures. Changing people's destructive tendencies in the natural environment will be almost hard if they depend on these natural resources for their survival or money.
It's also worth noting that there are anti-environmental organisations, who work hard to distort the truth with the support of corporations and dubious scientists they pay. It would be impossible for sustainable development to succeed in the face of all of these issues and more.
A catastrophic effect on the environment would force us to leave or die along with our planet, which would be uninhabitable for all life. All of the resources would run out and companies would be compelled to shut their doors permanently as a result.
Moving on to the notion that environmental and global sustainability may be achieved via sustainable development. Many individuals are already beginning to understand the seriousness of our environmental effect. Many organisations, corporations, and governments are trying to achieve this aim. In order to better safeguard the natural world and the whole globe, environmentalists are lobbying their representatives in Congress to enact new rules and legislation.
As we work our way up from towns and cities to states and nations, and finally the whole planet, we may achieve sustainability. Some firms are doing their part by recycling, conserving resources, reducing pollution, and a variety of other green initiatives.
India is a leader in this effort to reshape human relationships with the natural world. Politicians from all walks of life are standing up and taking responsibility for bringing about constructive change. PM recently revealed a strategy to reduce global warming and pollution, which aims to first halt and eventually reverse these impacts.
In order to prevent the destruction of our world, sound scientists are reporting on scientific facts regarding environmental concerns such as greenhouse gases, pollution, El Nino and any other environmental circumstances that are harming our natural environment.
Growing numbers of people who are informed about environmental degradation and our role in it, and who realise that humans on this planet are directly responsible for it, will be willing to assist in efforts to restore what has been lost and make sustainable development a reality.
Stewardship is one of the most important principles of sustainable development that every person must understand and practise, since we are the stewards of the whole planet's ecosystem.
As long as sustainable development is in place, companies will be able to continue to operate and expand, ensuring that they have both consumers and resources for their goods. The environmental benefits of sustainable development are clear. By taking care of our natural environment, we can ensure that it will continue to take care of us and that we will not be exiled to another planet or face extinction.
Instead of questioning whether sustainable development will work or not, we need to look at the reality of whether or not we really need it to succeed. It has been shown, in my opinion, that we have no option but to strive toward achieving sustainable development, or else we shall die from our own inaction and mankind would be extinguished forever.