Sustainable development also supports equality and justice through people empowerment and a sense of global citizenship. It basically involves maintaining the current rate of development whilst leaving suitable resources behind for future generations to continue to develop. This paper discusses in detail the steps taken by the London Olympics 2012 towards sustainable development. The London Olympics scheduled to be in the year 2012 is committed to creating venues and infrastructure in a sustainable way. This paper also intends to assess the contribution of the London Olympics to sustainable development.
Environmental problems including pollution of soil, water and air, need to be tackled by considering their relationship with the state of the economy and the wellbeing of society. It is important to note that through a well planned development it is possible to create a sustainable environment without any damage. In other words it can be said that the environment together with the economy and the society include almost everything that needs to consider for a healthy, successful and stable life.
The main objective of sustainable development is to balance the economic, environmental and social needs, fulfilling the needs of the present generation without deple...
For this purpose the London Olympics has developed various strategies towards sustainable development through proper management of resources and eco-friendly approaches.
The UK Government has recognized four objectives for Sustainable Development and they are social progress and equality, environmental protection, conservation of natural resources and stable economic growth. It is a well known fact that global environmental threats, such as climate change and poor air, water and soil quality must be reduced to protect human and environmental health. The use of non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels cannot be stopped, but it is essential to create awareness about these things and reduce it's over usage.
World experts including the United Nations have praised the efforts of sustainability policy by London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games organisers which include solving or reducing global environment issues such as climate change. Before we get into the discussion on how the challenges of sustainable development are addressed, it is important to know about the sustainability policy and its priorities.
It is proposed that the London Games sustainability policy that is approved by the Olympic Board, prioritise on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases - through energy efficient design, use of renewable energy, environmentally friendly transport and management of green spaces as a strategy designed to assist the planet's climate. In fact this is a new policy that reveals how the Games can address long-term solutions for global challenge in terms of energy and water resource management, infrastructure development, transport, local food production and carbon offsetting.
Special efforts will be made to minimise the