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Sustainability of The Earth
United Nations established the training and initiatives of Sustainable Development to protect and keep sustainability of the earth as well as the human development. Sustainable Development implies economic growth together with the protection of environmental quality and social situation, each reinforcing the other. It is crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The earth is the home of human being and we need to protect the earth through Sustainable Development Planning (SDP) and prevent the occurrence of:
Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas
The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. The oceans absorbed much of increased heat, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century. The normal climate have been affected such as typhoon, heavy rain and dry.
Pollution (Land & Oecan)
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural, and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms. Eighty percent of marine pollution comes from land. Air pollution is also a contributing factor by carrying off pesticides or dirt into the ocean. Land and air pollution have proven to be harmful to marine life and its habitats. Land pollution is the degradation of earth’s land surfaces often caused by human activities and its misuse. Haphazard disposal of urban and industrial wastes, exploitation of minerals, and improper use of soil by inadequate agricultural practices are a few of the contributing factors. Increasing urbanization, industrialization, and demands on the environment and resources are the great problem to land pollution.
Disease & Infection
Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment. There are new infectious diseases occure in each year and some are very dangerous and high transmission and death rate. Scientist and doctor need place effort to find the medicine and treatment.
World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners
ECHOASIA has teamed up with Worldwide Institute of Sustainable Development Planner (WISDP) – operates in the form of a Learned Society and a Research Institute, and works in partnership with UNESCO HKA with a view to providing training programmes for professionals.
WISDP has established certification processes to recognize the achievements of professionals in sustainable development. These processes lead to the award of Certificate Sustainable Development Planner (CSDP) and Certificate Sustainable Development Corporation (CSDC)
Certified Sustainable Development Planner (CSDP)
The Certified Sustainable Development Planner (CSDP) certification is awarded by the WISDP to professionals who have met the standards in training and have accumulated work experiences in Sustainable Development Planning. These include professional standards in knowledge, competency, skills and culture. Recipients of the CSDP certification by WISDP can demonstrate his/her professionalism and capabilities in integrating sustainable development into their careers, industries as well as his/her career position. Certified Sustainable Development Planners of WISDP may use the CSDP Designation and CSDP Logo to identify his/her professionalism in sustainable development.
Requirements for the CSDP:
Education: A college degree or equivalent experience.
Experience: Three years on a full-time job in support of sustainable development.
Training: Completed professional training (level 4) in sustainable development recognized by WISDP.
(1) Applicant should complete the Individual Membership Application Form and return it to the Administration of WISDP together with the Application Fee.
(2) WISDP Admissions Committee will assess the application and arrange a certification interview.
(3) Applicants should attend the certification interview when interviewers assess the knowledge, competency, skills and culture of the applicant.
(4) WISDP will inform applicants about their certification results via email within 3 weeks after the interview.