Sustainability – First and Foremost

Sustainability - First and Foremost

The concept of sustainability as a term began to form since 1950, through a discussion about the interrelationships between the availability of Natural resources, population growth and environmental preservation. However, the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs )Launched by the United Nations created the practical program for countries to implement the concepts of sustainability on the ground . That is why we find the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations as the most popular definition, which defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” There is also agreement among researchers that the primary goal of sustainability should be the promotion and improvement of three basic pillars which are known as the pillars of sustainability and include: the environment, society, and the economy. Accordingly, sustainability as a concept is achieved by the degree of harmony and integration between these pillars.

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Eng. Abdulla AlAbbasi, Research Fellow

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