Sustainable development is a method of growth that aims to meet human needs while respecting the natural environment. The idea of SD is to prepare for future development while not hindering the present developments. Sustainable development must also comply with the growing populations and must change practices everyday to stay up to speed since technology is changing everyday.
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world’s poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment’s ability to meet present and future needs.”