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OBJECTIVES

 Understand the Sustainable Development (SD) concept,


history, importance & principles.

 Appreciate & pursue the SD initiative in the Philippine context


and principles.

 Know & determine the applicability of the various


environmental laws, program & policies in your company.

 Identify my company’s role in attaining SD goals.


SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT
SD DEFINITION
“development that meets the
needs of the present without
compromising the ability of
future generations to meet
their own needs.”
RESOURCES
Present Need (finite)
Future Need

SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT

 Exploitation of resources
 Direction of investments
 Orientation of technological
development
 Institutional change
THREE SCENARIOS ABOUT SD
CONCEPT AND HISTORY
 FIRST, Deforestation in 18th century in Europe
THREE SCENARIOS ABOUT SD
CONCEPT AND HISTORY
 SECOND, In 1987 the UN’s Bruntland Commission
reported the concept of SD
THREE SCENARIOS ABOUT SD
CONCEPT AND HISTORY
 THIRD, Sabbath for the Land

Leviticus 25:2
Exodus 23:10-13
 God said: you shall neither sow your field nor prune
your vineyard because this is a solemn rest for the
land
The Earth Summit

Planned by the United Nations on


June 3 to 14, 1992 at
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
150 participating nations
Was able to create international bodies and
formulated ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES
Formulated Environmental Principles:
 A state's sovereign right to exploit its own resources in accordance
with its own policies, without harming the environment elsewhere

 Right to development

 Environmental protection as an integral part of development

 Sustainable development that requires reducing 'unsustainable


patterns of production and consumption' and that promotes
'appropriate demographic policies'

 Access to information and citizen participation

 And the polluter pays principles,

 Internalization of costs and the use of economic instruments


Two primary pillars of
Sustainable Development:

 Economic development
Two primary pillars of
Sustainable Development:

 Economic development

 Consumptive use of the world's


natural resources in ways that
is sustainable
Objectives of SD in the Philippine context

 To ascertain the sustainable


utilization of the country’s resources
i.e. forests, croplands, minerals,
marine and freshwater ecosystems
etc.
No food means NO people!
• To achieve and maintain an acceptable
quality of air and water, which are
common resources
• To achieve a level of
population growth that
could be optimally
supported by and would
not cause undue stress on
the country’s resources
• To develop public
awareness of the
interdependence
between
environmental
quality and the
economic
productivity and
create a constituency
for environmental
protection
Players of SD

Business Sector
Government

Civil Society
Environmental Laws Enacted
 Colonial period which dates back in 1871.
 American period from 1940 onward.
 Martial Law Period from 1972 to 1986.
• PD 984 – Pollution Control Law
• PD 1151 – Environment Policy
• PD 1586 – Environmental Impact
Assessment System
• PDs on forestry, fisheries, and
mineral resource
Stewards Are Mandated To:

by the purpose of
the environment
Stewards Are Mandated To:

Manage to and create value in the

ENVIRONMENT.
Stewards Are Mandated To:

Design order and


JFK said:
“It is our task in our time and in
our generation, to hand down
undiminished to those who come
after us, as was handed to us by
those we went before us, the
natural wealth and beauty which
is ours.”
Thank you & God bless!
By: Fred A. Dumpit
PCAPI Adviser

fdumpit@gmail.com