In this video you will find out what sustainability is, its origin and its importance in order to try to achieve a global well-being for the present and future generations.
Origin of sustainability
The concept of sustainability first appeared in the Brundtland Report, published in 1987. This document which was also referred to as Our Common Future, was elaborated for the United Nations in order to warn about the negative environmental consequences of economic development and globalization It was written with the aim of offering solutions to the problems arising from industrialization and population growth.
Today, sustainability tries to secure present needs without compromising the future generations. How? Without giving up any of the three essential pillars: environmental protection, social development and economic growth.
Environmental, social and economic sustainability
Sustainability is concerned with assuming that nature and the environment are not an inexhaustible resource and so, it is necessary to protect them and use them rationally.
Sustainability promotes social development, seeking cohesion between communities and cultures to achieve satisfactory levels in quality of life, health and education.
Thirdly, sustainability focuses on equal economic growth that generates wealth for all without harming the environment.
Nowadays, many of the challenges that humans face such as climate change or water scarcity can only be tackled from a global perspective and by promoting sustainable development.
Now that you know what sustainability is, remember to act in the present thinking about the future. Learn more about sustainable development.