People, planet, profits
Sustainable development looks broadly at three
prosperity and a good environment should benefit
everyone. Problems like access to services, social
exclusion, poverty, poor housing, unemployment and
pollution must be tackled. We must not treat others
in the world unfairly.
to the environment include climate change, air quality,
toxic chemicals, species extinction and habitat
destruction. Sustainable Development must address
these problems.This means using resources like oil
and gas efficiently and developing alternatives
to replace them.
growth generates increased prosperity. Businesses
must produce high quality goods and services to
satisfy consumers throughout the world. In the UK,
we need a workforce equipped with the skills for
the 21st century and to invest in an infrastructure
to support them.
brief history of sustainable development
to the global picture
to measuring sustainable development