Development Cooperation Handbook/Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

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MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

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Episode 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability edit

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

The depletion of the Earth's resources is higher than the rate of regenerating resources. This means that we have not chosen a sustainable path of economic development. 

The MDG 7 acknowledges that development can be sustained only by environment conservation and recognizes the right of future generations to inherit an environment as preserved as the one that we are enjoying. 

Although the rate of depletion of natural resources is decreasing, humanity is unable to protect plant and animal species at the risk of extinction.

South East Asia's contribution to green house gases increased by 82% in the past decade although per capita emissions remain the highest in the developed regions.

More than half the population of countries like Sierra Leone and Mozambique remain without access to safe drinking water.

MDG 7 - Targets edit

Target 7.A: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources

  • 7.1 Proportion of land area covered by forest
  • 7.2 CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP)
  • 7.3 Consumption of ozone-depleting substances
  • 7.4 Proportion of fish stocks within safe biological limits
  • 7.5 Proportion of total water resources used

Target 7.B: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss

  • 7.6 Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected
  • 7.7 Proportion of species threatened with extinction

Target 7.C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

  • 7.8 Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source
  • 7.9 Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility

Target 7.D: By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

  • 7.10 Proportion of urban population living in slums

Edited Stories related to the MDG7 edit

  Damascus rural water and sanitation
  Unsustainable Growth in Kono

  Community Tourism (Riven No 2)

Testimonials edit

Damascus school children talk about environmental responsibilities - العربية

The Imam of Damascus Mosque - Religion and environmental consciousness - العربية

See also edit

  On YouTube ⇒ MDG7 playlist
  Issue 10 ⇒ Sharing knowledge and resources

Development Cooperation Stories :
 Valuing Water   On YouTube ⇒ playlist
 Community Tourism -   On YouTube ⇒ playlist
 Unsustainable Growth -   On YouTube ⇒ playlist
 Green Hands - Coimbatore (7) -  playlist