Sustainable Development

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What is Sustainable Development?
Meeting the needs of the present, without the compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
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What is the aim of Sustainable Development?
Maximising the economic, environmental and social benefits of development while minimising the economic environment and social drawbacks
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Why is conflict between economic development and the environment common?
There is often conflict between economic development and the protection of the environment as traditionally, economic development was seen in terms of large-scale industrial products such as dams, enormous factories and major road development
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Appropriate Technology
Designed to promote the development of a community in sustainable way. This means improving people's income and standard of living without using up resources, damaging the environment or being difficult to maintain
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An Example of Appropriate Technology
Uses fewer resources is easier to maintain, costs less overall and has a lower impact on the environment in comparison to other technology e.g a Solar Cooker
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What is the aim of Sustainable Development?

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