Sustainable development, environmental protection, ecology are terms we hear every day. Indeed, after an unlimited development, humanity has become aware of the “poor health” of the environment and the urgent need to preserve the planet in order to transmit to future generations a healthy world that respects nature.
The challenges of sustainable development
Sustainable development is an expression that was brought to public attention in the Brundtland Report after the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 and was defined as follows: Sustainable development is a mode of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Yet every day, we are witnessing the continued degradation of the planet, the extinction of more and more animal species, the overexploitation of natural resources, the perverse effects of pollution on the environment, people and animals. The urgency of “Transforming lives while respecting the planet by 2030” requires the common sense of all humanity if we want future generations to be able to live in a healthy environment.
Environmental protection at the heart of the debate
There is international awareness of sustainable development even if not all nations on earth are yet ready to participate fully. Environmental protection initiatives are numerous but remain largely insufficient to reduce the impact of industrial development and reverse the trend. The whole world must be made aware of the urgent need to develop economic models of sustainable development that aim to protect the environment in order to preserve the lives of humans and all animal and plant species.
Environmental protection, a global challenge
All of humanity, rich and poor, have a moral obligation to develop models of sustainable development that respect the environment. To date, there is no miracle solution and all of humanity must act together to find another way to live together and enjoy all that our beautiful planet has to offer. Protecting the environment requires a global change in the way we live, to build projects that involve both sides to commit to sustainable development, a way of life and consumption that guarantees the sustainability of the planet.