Environmental Sustainability

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“Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved.” There are 1 billion children living in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world), 40 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water. Every second 4 people die from hunger; around 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. Even though in 2008, according to UN, the majority of the world population is living in the urban, people are still suffering from poverty and hunger, even malnutrition. The poverty issue is getting more serious than ever, we have to do something to end it. To end poverty, environmental sustainability is the largest barrier, because everyone depends on natural resources for one’s live hood; basically all the natural resources are somehow vital. Lack of natural resources can also affect the sustainability of the country’s society. Climate change, in my opinion, is the most and critical issue. Pollution problem is one of the major environmental problems we have to face, because pollution will lead climate changes, for example, global warming. So if we are serious about preventing the world from climate change, we have to deal with the pollution issue all over the world first. Lack of natural resources can cause poverty. The poor depends more directly on their environment, for food, shelter and very little profit. They are the first ones to feel the impact of environmental deterioration. Once the soil get exhausted, they can’t grow any crops, so they can’t get any food, and they can’t afford any either, so what they have to do is either eat poor quality food which would lead to malnutrition, or get food from other farms which would lead to conflicts. Without the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, farmers don’t know how to recycle their resources and how to reuse them, so all the resources they could use for a longer time get exhausted...
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