Why is the issue of sustainability important for development?
SUSTAINABLE economic development means that development should take place without damaging the environment and exploitation of resources and development in the present should not compromise with the needs of future generation.
- It is important for the future generation requirement: We must use non-renewable sources judiciously. They also need extra care as they can pot be renewed. Dependency on non-renewable sources should be reduced.
- Proper utilization and reducing wastage of resource: It takes care of future needs and may sustain the environment.
- There is acute shortage or deficiency of some resources: Investing in alternative sources of energy may prove helpful.