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The world is a very dynamic place. There are many changes that happen every day. The environment is changing, the economy is changing and technology is changing. The world we live in is constantly evolving and so must the way in which we live our lives.

The term ‘sustainable development’ was first coined by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) in 1987. It was defined as: “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (UNEP/ISDR, 2009).

Sustainable development is about ensuring that people can meet their basic needs today while ensuring they have access to resources for tomorrow. As such, sustainable development refers to economic growth which meets human needs while preserving the environment for future generations.

There are many ways in which you can help create a more sustainable future for all of us on this planet:

1) Healthy Environment – taking care of our natural resources (air, water, soil) and reducing pollution

2) Economic Development – growing businesses, creating jobs and reducing poverty

3) Social Development – ensuring inclusive growth for all people

4) Cultural Development – preserving local cultures and heritage through education and innovation

5) Political Stability – strengthening democratic governance by supporting human rights and good governance

6) Peaceful Conflict Resolution – resolving conflicts peacefully through mediation or negotiation rather than armed conflict

7) Gender Equality

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