Sustainable Development: Partnership for the Future

Sustainable Development: Partnership for the Future

Ismail Noori Msser (Ahlia University, Bahrain)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0062-0.ch019

Abstract

The issue of development is an urgent question facing future challenges and is recognized along with the efforts made to promote qualitative changes, aiming at the adaptation, activation, organization, and optimum use of efforts, capacities, and available potentials. So much is said about development, its characteristics, and related considerations. However, main features remain to show in this contest. These include objective participation of society, the endeavor towards adapting the features of advanced societies, together with observing social, economical, and environmental specifications, and the changes which aim to fulfill essential needs, together with observing issues emanating from social changes.
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Theoretical Introduction

The concept of development remains to revolve around a number of main circles which are related closely and directly to social, economic, political and cultural sectors. It is a concept of a comprehensive substance; however, it remains to suffer from obstacles such as high selectivity during the direct dealing with these various and miscellaneous facts, which often represent real obstacles preventing focusing and determination.

The concept of (sustainable development) emerges from the huge changes and challenges facing the world, together with the huge developments enforced by production patterns and overuse of natural resources. The concept covers facts related to the content of change (Baker, 2006), which include the earth, society, and business sector, in addition to fulfilling essential and direct needs. It is essential to focus on maintaining achievements for coming generations, and to reconsider the way of dealing with environment, the possible hazards threatening the planet of earth, the persistence on economic development and instilling principles of equality and social justice.

This concept provides a method of dealing with reality, with a focusing and clear vision. The final report of the Johannesburg Summit on sustainable development, held under the sponsorship of United Nations in 2002, defined the concept as (Promoting economic and social development and protecting environment on local, national, regional and world levels) (Bechmann, 2009).

Then, what are the bases of this definition? It is a presentation that depends on a sharply defined trilogy that necessitates the correlation between the three factors: (the social, economic and environmental). It is the demarcation of tasks and implementation condition, while the circle expands to include the situation of international cooperation, with special respect of specific characteristics. It is important to avoid falling into the circle of overestimation of expectations of additions required by sustainability on the concept of development, because a number of responsibilities will emerge strongly, especially in the fields of diversity, dialogue, providing essential needs and meeting the social conditions.

What Are the Elements of Sustainable Development?

Is it stopping at great titles? Responsibility must take a defined pattern, focusing on the urge to have renewed vision of administration, and adapting competitive environment. Troubles must be dealt with profoundly and firmly: such as water shortage, high unemployment rates, high population increase and education problems. Long term plans, transparency, abiding to law and creating a balance between the culture of consumption and the culture of production, are main topics to deal with.

What Is the Best Way to Deal With the Sustainable Sector?

Is it through wishes, or through stopping at large banners, which are usually linked with the greater emblem? In fact, it is the aspiration towards performance steps, through the recognition of essential elements, represented in:

Planet Earth, where there is a great responsibility to maintain and preserve environment, active administration, and the public, taking into consideration that human being is the highest value coordinating between public needs and those of the administrator and politician, Profitability, as there is no value for any enterprise if it has no profit, however, it is the advantageous profit, which is directed towards public interest, and not towards one group or sector, through creating common values of cooperation and coordination.

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