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Sustainable Development Sustainable Development is about considering different needs - the needs of people and the needs of the environment - both now and in the future. Educating people about sustainable development is crucial. The Central Aims of Sustainable Development are: * Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. * Improving quality of life whilst living in carrying capacity of the supporting ecosystem. * Education for sustainable development is about the learning needed to maintain and improve our quality of life and the quality of life for generations to come. * Enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally, that will improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for the future. There are two areas I will look at for examples of Sustainable Development, Operation CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe and Water Aid in fifteen countries spread though out Africa and Asia. Operation CAMPFIRE stands for Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources. ...read more.

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Once the village has got the programme running they can trade with other villages which are doing the same and if not they can teach that village how to do it. The Programme also gives the locals the chance to make there own decisions about matters concerning them rather than people that they have never met before. Water Aid is an independent charity working with people in 15 countries in Africa and Asia, to improve their quality of life through lasting improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene using local skills and practical technologies. Water Aid works with partner organisations in each of these countries and aims to influence governments, local communities and other Non-Governmental Organisations in order to achieve its vision of a world where everyone has access to safe water and effective sanitation. The Water Aid Project is making sure that the people of today can drink and wash in safe water, once the project has taken place with a village the wells, bole holes and pumps remain there, so future generation are insured clean water. ...read more.

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to a lush green landscape with budding wildlife with can in turn provide food for the local and making the life of future generation a lot less painful. But in less the past is taught to the future generations all the work which has gone in to the project so far will have been in vain. I think that the projects Operation CAMPFIRE and Water Aid are very good for the struggling communities of the world as it isn't giving them handouts for quick time solution with no long time benefits its giving them the chance to have a proper future for them and there children without the risk or debt to pay off in the future. The central aims for Sustainable Development I now believe are: * Giving people who are willing to try and make a better life for themselves and their children a head start. * Insuring that the environment isn't exploited, and resources run dry * Making sure the world is a better, safer place to grow up in the future. * To give the people of less developed countries the chance to live there own lives without * * * * ...read more.

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