International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part B (2015)
Need of environment conservation for sustainable development with special emphasis on millennium development goals 7 - in India context
The environment of our earth is degrading at an alarming rate because of non-sustainable agriculture, urbanization, and industrialization. Unsustainable trends in relation to environmental change and climate imbalance, threats to public health, poverty and social exclusion, demographic pressure and ageing, mismanagement of natural resources, biodiversity loss, and land degradation etc. This paper aims at focusing on need of environmental conservation through MDG-7. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 189 United Nations member states at the time (there are 193 currently), and at least 23 international organizations, committed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, rooted in the concept of sustainable development. The millennium development goals seek to solve world's biggest problem i.e. Environmental challenges and this position is inherent in the seventh MDG: Ensure Environmental sustainability by integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of resources, to reduce biodiversity loss, and to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. In this paper present status of India towards achieving MDG-7 has been analyzed and identified which will lead to environment conservation and sustainable development.
How to cite this article:
Ananta Narayana, Tauffiqu Ahamad. Need of environment conservation for sustainable development with special emphasis on millennium development goals 7 - in India context. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(6):71-73.