- The principle of holistic approach
- Things must be viewed as a system of inter-related elements, the elements themselves also being systems interacting with one another
- Ripple effect
- Local challenges can be adequately addressed relying on the knowledge of the wider environment.
- Principle of inter-generational and intra-generational solidarity.
- Focused on people
- The developmental and environmental needs of present generations must be addressed without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
- The principle of social justice
- Right to adequate living conditions
- Fundamental human rights granted to all
- Equal opportunity for acquiring knowledge and skills
- The principle of sustainable management of resources
- Using natural resources in a prudent and thrifty way it preserves resources required for future development.
- The principle of integration
- In the course of elaborating, evaluating and implementing sectoral policies, plans and programmes – economic, social and environmental considerations and their relationship must also be taken into account.
- The principle of utilising local resources
- Efforts to supply the needs of communities on a local level, from local resources.
- Local features and diversity should be preserved
- Sustainable utilisation of man made environment and cultural heritage.
- The principle of public participation
- Adequate access to information affecting social, economic life and the environment, to information of decision making processes must be provided to all.
- Public participation in decision making.
- The principle of social responsibility
- Unsustainable patterns of production and consumption must be changed.
- The principle of precaution and prevention
- Human activities must be planned and carried out in line with this precautionary principle and activities damaging or polluting the environment endangering natural systems and human health must be controlled/prevented.
November 18, 2020