The main problem that the world has been facing has been resulting from overexploitation of resources and pollution of the environment. Therefore the concept of sustainable development has become synonymous any time the world is talking about looking at the problems that are threatening the survival of the future generation.
Sustainability in the world has been encompassed in the concept of sustainable development that has become a common term all over the world. There have been development of various polices by various governments which are aimed at ensuring that there is sustainable development in their countries. As defined the UN, sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of the future generation to meet their needs. Therefore it is development that is well integrated in the use of resources which will enable us to meet our needs from those resources and at the same time enable the future generation to meet their needs from the same resources. We are therefore the custodian of the resources for the future generation. (Bateman 2005, p. 4)
There are many reasons that have been given to explain why the world needs to embrace the concept of sustainable development. ...
Therefore we have to take a step to protect what is providing us with all we need. The other fact has been the interfaced with the emerging technology in the world. As we strive to meet our needs there has been technological freedom that has made it difficult to control environmental degrading technologies which continue to be a danger to the world. Therefore we have to come up with measure that will help us to regulate our technology in order to be in line with environmental sustainability means. (Ramond, Lindsey and Todd 2003, p. 3)
What is being done to ensure sustainable development
There have been various efforts that are being implemented in all sectors of the world in order to ensure that there is sustainable development. There have been realizations that we cannot do without technology and therefore one of het best approach to curb the rate of degradation of the environment and ensure sustainability has been the adoption of the appropriate technology. Technology has been playing a crucial role in sustainable development since it has been one of the most significant way in which humans have been interacting with the environment. Therefore a sustainable technology is the helps the society to move towards sustainability and that fits well with the goals of sustainable development. It is practical solution that is used for economic development and satisfaction of human needs while living in harmony with the environment. A sustainable technology is a technology that meets some of the basic characteristics through which it can be distinguished from others. It is a technology that minimize the use of non renewable energy an natural resource