Part 1: Accessing Non-Renewable Resources: The Non-Renewable Natural Resources that are most at Risk of Depletion
A sustainable development model is expected to meet the needs and consumption of the present for both developed and developing countries without compromising those of the future generations. Sustainable development models should include social responsibility, economic growth, and the conservation of natural resources and the environment. Sustainability of natural resources is not easily achievable since once the resource is replenished it cannot regenerate itself again (Southcott, Abele, Natcher & Parlee, 2018).
To minimize the depletion of natural resources, sustainable development relies on technology which offers possible ways of renewing the supply of those resources or offering substitutes. Sustainable development models should be able to minimize the environmental impacts of natural resources, ensure equitable share of their wealth, make proper use of the wealth generated for social development amenities such as health and education, and reduce the wastage level through recycling and use of technologies.
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