Why the Government is mainstreaming sustainable development?
As the Government publishes its vision for sustainable development and a package of measures to deliver it, sustainable development minister Lord Henley answered questions from SD Scene on the importance of sustainable development and the Governments approach.
Why is sustainable development important?
Sustainable development is all about people’s fundamental needs and quality of life: its goal is to enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations.
As we pursue the path to recovery in these tough times, we need, more than ever, to think about balancing environmental, social and economic needs. Long term economic growth is only possible if we protect and enhance the environmental resources that underpin it. View more information.
Climate change is the greatest challenge we face and we have to continue both to reduce emissions and to plan and prepare to become more climate resilient.
The National Ecosystem Assessment and international studies like TEEB are showing that it is similarly important that we do more to protect biodiversity. We also have to use resources more efficiently and reduce waste to ensure sustainable growth.
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Businesses that work to create a better environment
There are various businesses that whose aim is to benefit the environment and be as sustainable as possible. This includes businesses such as waste removal to builders.
How can a rubbish removal company help the environment?
- Environmentally friendly
Storing rubbish can be harmful to the environment as it can pollute wildlife and creates litter. A clearance agency will ensure your waste is stored correctly, diminishing any harmful pollutants to wildlife.
A registered rubbish clearance company will aim to recycle everything they collect. They will have the facilities that are needed to ensure things are recycled properly. This can help to massively reduce your carbon footprint.