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Natural Environment vs Sustainable development

Explain the different reasons why people in highly developed countries and developing countries are not living sustainable and discuss how the natural environment is linked to sustainable development.

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Sustainable Development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the needs of futures generations - a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. It offers a vision of progress that integrates immediate and longer-term needs, local and global needs, and regards social, economic and environmental needs as inseparable and interdependent components of human progress. Concept, therefore, must be understood in terms of human needs, rights and responsibility towards the environment as well as in terms ...

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Lack of sustainable development in developed countries is due to improper distribution of the recourses which often manifest itself in the form of different intra and inter communities' conflicts. Trade barriers, agricultural related conflicts, effective water governance, access to sustainable energy recourses are some other area which is acting as bottleneck towards sustainable development in developed countries.