strategy

Developing environmental feedback mechanisms

Description:
The principle of environmental feedback within natural systems is derived from the cybernetic nature of ecosystems.
Context:
In order to maintain themselves within an overall ecosystem, the sub-systems in nature must have feedback mechanisms to monitor developments and to regulate and control their development within the established carrying capacity constraints of the overall system. Positive feedback mechanisms are particularly useful in young ecosystems to encourage further growth along an intended path. Negative feedback mechanisms become increasingly important as ecosystems reach maturity when resource and carrying capacity constraints become more pronounced.
Implementation:
The sustainability of today's resource intensive cities requires that environmental feedback systems are put in place to stop development, consumption, waste, pollution, and other environmental hazards when established carrying capacities at the local, regional, and even global level are being exceeded.
Type Classification:
J: Unconfirmed strategies
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