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Agenda for Future Global Sustainable Development

by | Apr 21, 2022 | Sustainable Development

Role of Developed Countries in the Sustainable Development of Developing Countries 

After emphasizing the necessity of sustainable growth, it is also critical to recognize that it will require a significant amount of dedicated work and, like several other things in life, will face several hurdles. It’s also worth noting that, although dealing with polar different ends of the spectrum, both poor and developed countries may benefit from global sustainable development. Developed nations may be developed, but it does not always indicate that they are sustainable, and for these countries, the primary aim is to eliminate inequities, waste management and sustainable environment for their societies.

Developed countries have adequate economic revenue and infrastructure, and are more likely to have a stronger long-term development strategy. Healthcare, Education, and Trade Advancements are crucial for the development of poorer nations. Developed Countries, on the other hand, must start taking responsibility and assist developing nations in such areas.

Garbage in the ocean and greenhouse gas emissions, which fuel more severe storms and hurricanes, wreaking havoc and costing billions of dollars. Since the Industrial Revolution, developed nations such as the United States and those in the European Union have been responsible for the majority of the heat-trapping emissions pushed into the atmosphere. Although developing nations have lesser emissions, they nonetheless endure the brunt of a hotter climate, which includes more severe heat waves, floods, and droughts. To help compensate for this, poor nations are requesting contributions to a loss and damage fund from wealthier countries. The money might be used to compensate for items that are irreversibly lost, such as lives or species extinction.

Role of developed nations in combatting climate change: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/11/1054809644/climate-change-cop26-loss-and-damage

Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability

Population growth as well as urbanization and migration, have a significant impact on all development goals directly or indirectly on the national and global agendas. Population increase, in particular, puts growing strains on the planet’s resources, including water, forests, land, and the atmosphere, contributing to climate change and posing environmental challenges. However, the Dynamics of the population are influenced not only by vital development goals, but also by economic, social, and environmental changes.

Not only do population dynamics provide obstacles, but they also present significant potential for more sustainable development. Reduced fertility and slowed population growth, for instance, result in a higher concentration of people in the working-age range, allowing countries to reap a demographic dividend and restart economic development.

Individual decisions and opportunities influence population dynamics. Individual rights should be expanded, not restricted, to address and utilize the potential of population dynamics for sustainable development. Countries should embrace policies that are gender-responsive and human rights-based in order to increase people’s options, resourcefulness, creativity, and resilience.

Migration has the potential to be a powerful catalyst for social and economic growth. More than a billion people now rely on worldwide and domestic migration to escape poverty and war, adjust to environmental and economic shocks, and enhance their families’ income, health, and education. Annual remittances to poor countries are estimated to be in the billions of dollars, more than three times the amount of ODA, while potential savings from lowering migration expenses might be in the billions of dollars.

Integrated Approach for Resource Protection and Management

Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) is a systematic approach to managing natural resources. This strategy considers a variety of characteristics of natural resource usage in order to achieve the production objectives of farmers and other direct users as well as community purposes.

It focuses on sustainability while also attempting to include all potential stakeholders from the planning stage forward, lowering the likelihood of future conflicts. INRM has emerged in recent years as a result of the confluence of research in a variety of disciplines, including sustainable land use, partnership working, adaptive management, and integrated watershed management. INRM is widely utilized and successful in regional and community-based natural resource management.

INRM is a method of consciously merging many elements of resource usage into a system of long-term management in order to fulfil the needs of various stakeholders, management, and other users. INRM is thought to connect productivity improvement, environmental conservation, and social well-being by including a learning component engaging many stakeholders and participatory procedures.

The beginning step for integrated methods is to involve stakeholders and establish the governance structures. The ability to learn, reflect and start adapting the way to proceed so that management strategies and actions are continually enhanced is one of the processes to be achieved throughout the execution of INRM projects. Overcomplication or oversimplification appears to be hazards with integrated techniques.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals, was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. (SDGs). The new Agenda stresses a comprehensive approach to attaining sustainable development for all, based on the idea of “leaving no one behind.”

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the greatest plan in the world for making the world a better place for people and our planet by 2030. The SDGs, which were adopted by all 193 member nations of the UN in 2015, are a call to action for all countries, wealthy, poor, and middle-income, to increase prosperity while safeguarding the environment. They understand that eradicating poverty requires policies that promote economic growth and meet a variety of social needs such as education, health, equality, and employment opportunities, all while combating climate change and striving to protect our oceans and forests.

The new Global Goals are the outcome of a more inclusive approach than ever before, with governments incorporating industry, civil society, and people from the beginning. We’ve all come to the same conclusion on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these aspirations would need a concerted effort from all sectors of society, with business playing a critical role.

17 sustainable development goals in detail: https://www.erca.go.jp/jfge/english/pdf/SDGs_guide.pdf

 

 

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  • The author has done a master's in Environmental science and is currently working as chief Environmental Advisor with New Delhi State Government.

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