Sustainable Development Goals 


‘Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. 

This most widely accepted definition of Sustainable Development was given by the Brundtland Commission in its report Our Common Future (1987). 

Sustainable development (SD) calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet 




Core Elements of Sustainable Development 

  1. Economic growth 
  2. Social inclusion 
  3. Environmental protection. 

Sustainable economic growth, achieving sustainable livelihood, living in harmony with nature and appropriate technology are important for sustainable development. 


Environmental Sustainability: 

  • It prevents nature from being used as an inexhaustible source of resources and ensures its protection and rational use
  • Aspects such as environmental conservation, investment in renewable energy, saving water, supporting sustainable mobility, and innovation in sustainable construction and architecture, contribute to achieving environmental sustainability on several fronts. 


Social Sustainability:

  • It can foster gender equality, development of people, communities and cultures to help achieve a reasonable and fairly-distributed quality of life, healthcare and education across the Globe. 


Economic Sustainability: 

  • Focuses on equal economic growth that generates wealth for all, without harming the environment. 
  • Investment and equal distribution of economic resources. 
  • Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions. 
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