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6th annual international conference on sustainability: making the liveable planet earth - learning, living and leading

By: Indian Institute of Management Shillong.
Contributor(s): Giri, Tapas Kumar [Editor] | Jaipuria, Sanjita [Editor] | Mukhopadhyay, Arindam [Editor] | Gogoi, Bidyut Jyoti [Editor] | Bhattaharya, Mousumi [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: SUSCON; 6. Publisher: New Delhi Emerald Publishing Group 2018Description: x, 281 p.: ill. Include references.ISBN: 9781786354228.Subject(s): Sustainable development - India | Women empowerment - India | Environmental sustainabilityDDC classification: 338.9270954 Summary: Sustainability occupies the centre stage in our life in the fast-changing world. “Sustainability” is much more than a recent buzzword- a way of life and living in harmony with nature. Sustainability envisions a just and peaceful self-sustaining society that embraces the basic principles and value system of symbiotic living. Sustainable development has been the central focus for future development strategies. The biggest challenge to sustainability is the fact that the Earth has finite resources but an indefinitely growing population. By the year 2050, there will be over nine billion people on Earth whose livelihood will depend on these finite resources. This presents us with a situation where we need to rethink and rework on how to turn around the rate of degradation and depletion of the ecosystem and conserve and maintain the balance between supply from nature and consumption by mankind. Despite quantum progress and achievement in industrial and economic growth, human civilization has failed to meet of its most basic prerequisites- to live in harmony with nature and with each other. Modern development has never before constrained and challenged humanity with such life-threatening crisis of ecological degradation, social conflicts and political turmoil. If we do not want to understand the deep consequences of these environmental and social changes the benefits and achievements of this modern society will be mere transitory. Thus it is absolutely important to learn how to live personally and professionally in a manner that supports ecologically, socially and economically healthy environments and living communities. This will be possible only through better awareness generation, education and understanding about sustainability and through an absolutely new approach of leadership in development.
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Sustainability occupies the centre stage in our life in the fast-changing world. “Sustainability” is much more than a recent buzzword- a way of life and living in harmony with nature. Sustainability envisions a just and peaceful self-sustaining society that embraces the basic principles and value system of symbiotic living. Sustainable development has been the central focus for future development strategies. The biggest challenge to sustainability is the fact that the Earth has finite resources but an indefinitely growing population. By the year 2050, there will be over nine billion people on Earth whose livelihood will depend on these finite resources. This presents us with a situation where we need to rethink and rework on how to turn around the rate of degradation and depletion of the ecosystem and conserve and maintain the balance between supply from
nature and consumption by mankind. Despite quantum progress and achievement in industrial and economic growth, human civilization has failed to meet of its most basic prerequisites- to live in harmony with nature and with each other. Modern development has never before constrained and challenged humanity with such life-threatening crisis of ecological degradation, social conflicts and political turmoil. If we do not want to understand the deep consequences of these environmental and social changes the benefits and achievements of this modern society will be mere transitory. Thus it is absolutely important to learn how to live personally and professionally in a manner that supports ecologically, socially and economically healthy environments and living communities. This will be possible only through better awareness generation, education and understanding about sustainability and through an absolutely new approach of leadership in development.

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