Sustainable development


At present, in the development of the nations of the world there are certain problems of an economic, social or environmental nature that need to be solved to guarantee the quality of life of its citizens and their future. In this sense, sustainable development is born to solve these problems and give an optimal administration of existing resources without putting at risk the future of citizens or the assets that are used to sustain the quality of life.  


What is sustainable development?

Sustainable or sustainable development is a concept that takes into account the evolution of nations through the efficient administration of their resources to generate the capacity to satisfy needs without compromising the future of social, economic or environmental resources. To generate quality of life in the countries, sustainable development is sustained by balancing social, economic and environmental development with a vision of the future . Needs and limitations are elements that are taken into account in sustainable development strategies for the good management of resources and the durability of the quality of life over time.


In sustainable or sustainable development it is important to take into account three key elements. These are: society, the economy and the environment . If one of these elements is not in harmony with the others when developing sustainable development plans, there is a risk of compromising one of these elements for the benefit of others . For example, if one seeks to develop an economy without taking into account the problems that may be generated in the environment, sustainable development will not occur since natural resources and the quality of life of individuals are put at risk . For this reason, it must seek to meet current needs without compromising future generations.

  • Sustainable economic development
  • Sustainable environmental development
  • Sustainable human development
  • Sustainable rural development
  • Actions
  • Projects

Sustainable economic development

It takes into account the efficient administration of human, economic and environmental resources to improve the quality of life of citizens without putting future resources at risk. In this sense, sustainability is linked to good administration .

Sustainable environmental development

The natural resources and energy that can be obtained from the environment are essential for the sustainable development and well-being of the inhabitants of a territory. In this sense, it fights against the degradation of natural resources, seeking that they can be used in the present without putting their permanence in the future at risk . For sustainable environmental development, the protection of resources and their efficient use is the key element to generate quality of life.

Sustainable human development

The sustainability of sustainable human development is promoted through social equity between present and future generations , allowing both to meet basic needs and have opportunities to grow and build their quality of life. In relation to this, it is necessary that political, social, educational, medical and security entities work in harmony and efficiently to avoid social crises that generate poverty, diseases and the theft of social resources that deteriorate the development of society.

At present , the rapid increase in population puts sustainable human development at risk since it is increasingly difficult to achieve social equity that allows meeting the needs of all citizens of a nation. For this reason, it is important that state policies optimize their human sustainable development plans so that they are not limited by population growth.

Sustainable rural development

Sustainable rural development was born in response to the changes that economic development has generated in ecosystems . Taking into account that there are renewable and non-renewable natural resources, it is important to make good use of them so as not to generate damage that may affect the soils, fauna or flora of rural areas.


Actions to promote sustainable development exist in many developed and developing countries to protect the environment from pollution , the efficient use of renewable and non-renewable resources as well as the development of a recycling culture to reuse materials and to take advantage of organic waste as fertilizers for some crops. These are some of the actions of many of the nations that have sustainable development as part of the state policy to guarantee the future of the next generations.


Among the sustainable development projects that are being applied in some countries, the following can be mentioned:

  • The creation of plants for the use of solar energy .
  • The creation of the wind farm for the use of renewable energy.
  • The use of wave energy generated by the waves of the seas.
  • The culture of organic farming .

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