International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part H (2016)
Sustainable development through environmental ethics
The continuous maintenance of quality environment for many years is called “Sustainable Development”. The environment and its resources are not allowed to degrade. The natural resources must be used in a limited way. It produces an ideal balanced ecosystem. All the components are available for the future generations. Sustainable Development recognizes that all development decisions must simultaneously consider aspects of Economy, Environment, and Equity. If future generations are to enjoy a high quality of life, then this generation’s plans must guarantee the integrity of our natural resources. Sustainability implies that adjustment of a system, to a foreseeable change in land use can be made without necessitating expensive construction, or that provisions are made for accommodating potential changes. Proper maintenance is one key condition to preserve utility of a system. To fail to develop ethically sound solutions to the population problem and our relationship with the biosphere is a mistake we cannot afford to make. Perhaps the most important factor in obtaining sustainable environmental systems is that the local people must take the responsibility for their environmental system, as they have been doing in many parts of the world. Environmental ethics, distinct from concern for animals or animal rights, outlines the development of a long- term, objective opinion about how we as humans ought to be dealing with our non- human environment to ensure its wellbeing. The emphasis of environmental ethics, the effect of human behavior, comments on how detrimental behaviours ought to be changed as to benefit the entire biosphere.
How to cite this article:
S Rajalakshmi. Sustainable development through environmental ethics. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):464-467.