Best Practices by Topic: Sustainable Development
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change institutional structures and influence individual behaviour. It is about taking action, changing policy and practice at all levels, from the individual to the international.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups
concerned with the future of the planet and its people.
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Page 3Miasa Mianatra Miaraka - Working and Learning Together - International Movement ATD Fourth World [NGO] Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Nonviolent Peaceforce in Sri Lanka: Supporting Human Rights Defenders 23 Jul 2008 - Nonviolent Peaceforce [NGO] Location: Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
Project TRUTH - Mumbai Educational Trust [NGO] Location: Mumbai, India
Projects Shramdaan/Self-Help Group - Institute of International Social Development [NGO] Location: Kolkata, India
Recovery of the Circuit of Four Lakes - Yachay Wasi, Inc. [NGO] Location: Andes of Peru
Rehabilitation of the physically challenged - Help Handicapped International [NGO] Location: Leh-Ladakh, India
Rumah Belajar Cinta Anak Bangsa 10 Jul 2008 - Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa [NGO] Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Shlter Bank for the Disasters 1 Apr 2010 - This project is an ideology of the World shelter organisation to providing shelters for the shelterless by the disasters like natural calamities like Earth quake, Floods , Twisters, fire incidents etc. World Shelter Organisation [NGO] Location: 58, 6cross, sampangiramnagar,bangalore-560027, karnataka, india
Soy Bean Drink 9 Mar 2009 - Buddha's Light International Association [NGO] Location: Paraguay
Street papers: "From Poverty to Independence" - International Network of Street Papers, The [NGO] Location: Scotland, Global