The environment is the complex set of physical, geographic, biological, social, cultural and political conditions that surround an individual or organism and that ultimately determine its form and the nature of its survival.
The environment influences how people live and how societies develop. For that reason, people, progress, economic development and the environment are closely linked.
Natural resources, land, water, and forests are being degraded at an alarming rate in many countries - and once they are gone, they are irreplaceable.
For development to be sustainable - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, countries must take into account environmental concerns in addition to economic progress.
Education is central to development. It empowers people, strengthens nations, and is key to attaining the goals.
Getting an education is one of the best things you, as a young person, can do for yourself to ensure you lead a better, more fulfilling and prosperous life.
Innovation is the development of new values through solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or old customer and market needs in value adding new ways.
To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need. Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products.