quote by David Attenborough

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment

— David Attenborough

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Sustainable development quote The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference

Cities must urge urban planners and architects to reinforce pedestrianism as an integrated city policy to develop lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. It is equally urgent to strengthen the social function of city space as a meeting place that contributes toward the aims of social sustainability and an open and democratic society.

Sustainable development quote An unbending tree is easily broken.

An unbending tree is easily broken.

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.

A global human society, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.

It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Sustainable development quote The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest

We live not, in reality, on the summit of a solid earth but at the bottom of an ocean of air

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all.

It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.

Sustainable development quote The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step at a time.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.

When future generations judge those who came before them on environmental issues, they may conclude "they didn't know": let us not go down in history as the generations who knew, but didn't care

Sustainable development quote Begin to be what you will be hereafter.

Begin to be what you will be hereafter.

The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labour, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right

The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.

At every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different

Sustainable development quote Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.

We live on this very small and fragile planet: a world in which there is poverty and injustice is never going to be a safe and secure world

Sustainable development quote Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders devel

Good leaders develop ideas. Great leaders develop people. The best leaders develop new leaders.

Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.

Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one.

It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be

Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be

Sustainable development quote Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the steppin

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the stepping stones to success.

Positive deviance means doing the right thing for sustainability, despite being surrounded by the wrong institutional structures, the wrong processes and stubbornly uncooperative people. That is what sustainability-literate leadership means today. Surrounded by evidence of rampant unsustainability it is not possible to say 'I did not know'

The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude

Peace, non-violence, human rights and the environment - if only everybody saw these as the seamless whole that they are

Sustainable development quote Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.

Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.

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You don’t know what order with freedom means! You only know what revolt against oppression is! You don’t know that the rod, discipline, violence, the state and government can only be sustained because of you and because of your lack of socially creative powers that develop order within liberty!

What politician ever thinks beyond 4 or 5 years? But such thinking is hopelessly inadequate for the big questions that involve the fabric of the world we live in

Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.

Sustainable development quote Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop

Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop

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We can encourage more of our universities and municipalities, foundations, corporations, individuals and cultural institutions... to move their money out of the problem (fossil fuels) and into the solutions (renewable energy)

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.

We have reached the end of problem solving as a mode of inquiry capable of inspiring, mobilizing, and sustaining human system change. The future of Organization Development belongs to methods that affirm, compel, and accelerate anticipatory learning involving larger and larger levels of collectivity.

Sustainable development quote Good leaders develop ideas.Great leaders develop people.The best leaders develop

Good leaders develop ideas.Great leaders develop people.The best leaders develop new leaders.

Rethinking the future: It is a profound challenge, at the end of an era of cheap oil and materials to rethink and redesign how we produce and consume; to reshape how we live and work, or even to imagine the jobs that will be needed for transition

Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa's next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.

Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself.

Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that you feel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically.

Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known - even amongst those who haven't accepted it - and it's recognized, debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses.

It makes no sense to invest in [fossil fuel] companies that undermine our future

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