Problem

Unsustainable rural development

Nature:

Unsustainable rural development is the failure to sustain the renewable and nonrenewable rural resources: natural, modified and cultivated. Renewable resources offer the greatest opportunity for sustainable development. This opportunity is missed or destroyed by inadequate conservation or the separation of development and conservation efforts.

Incidence:

On the fringes of Woodchester, an English village, there was an old flock mill with a beautiful lake which was a haven for wildlife. In the early 1980s, in a single day, the lake was filled in with tons of rubbish, the mill was pulled down, and a flat, dark industrial building was constructed on the site that has remained untenanted ever since. In 1993, there is an approved planning application for a new commercial building on a village green, when there are many commercial and business premises vacant.

Broader Problems:
Unsustainable development
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
30.05.2019 – 18:27 CEST