Environmentally friendly behaviour:
development and consumption
(Training Module 3, part 6)
The material on sustainable development
and consumption is part of the Training Module 3 on environmental
communication. This is an educational material focusing on national sustainable
development and consumption-generated environmental loads, driving forces and
The notion of „sustainable development” (SD)
traditionally means the definition formulated in the 1987 report by the
Bruntland Commission Our Common Future, which states
that „sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
One of the key
problems of sustainable development is the current unsustainable consumption
habits, which threaten the ability of future generations to meet their needs,
deplete resources and theaten the ability of ecosystems to perform their
functions. Consumption habits in the food, transport and household sectors are
responsible for 60-80% of all consumption-generated loads. These consumption
habits and their environmental loads depend on complex processes in the social
economic and technical systems determining our needs, abilities and
possibilities of implementing sustainable consumption.
3.6 Chapter 1, part 1 (ppt) (2.4 MB)
3.6 Chapter 1, part 2 (ppt) (2.4 MB)
3.6 Chapter 2 (ppt) (496.5 KB)
3.6 Chapter 3 (ppt) (1.4 MB)
3.6 Chapter 4 (ppt) (763 KB)
3.6 Chapter 5 (ppt) (267.5 KB)
3.6 Chapter 6 (ppt) (1.3 MB)
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the information published by the project partners.
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