Sustainability is about improving the quality of life for our communities now, whilst simultaneously considering wider implications, such as resource-use, energy-efficiency or long-term issues. Sustainable development is the process by which we aim to move towards a more sustainable society.
The UK's Sustainable Development Strategy, published in May 1999, defined sustainable development in terms of four objectives:-
The UK Government launched its strategy, Securing The Future: for sustainable development, which takes account of the following:
Dudley Council recognise that sustainability must be integral to all of our projects and programmes in the community, and in line with our strategies and policies.