On June 01, 2017, at the Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals, UN assistant Secretary-General Thomas Gass delivered a speech, “We live in a world of changes so profound and rapid that no country can stand alone. The world’s interlinked threats and challenges require everyone to share responsibility and contribute to a common vision”.
Sustainable development means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Our Common Future, 1987). It calls for concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and the planet.
All along, we seem to have been used to damaging the environment for various reasons. Driven by interests, people cut down trees, pollute the environment, and waste the resources. Our unprincipled and excessive exploitation of the resources of our planet earth has already caused the degradation of the environment, bringing our earth with harm.
By sharing the spirit of sustainability, TEDxNYUShanghai hopes to inspire action and turn the audience into a part of the solution for our planet!
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