top of page

"This is so sustainable development.."

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Sustainable development... The concept that should concern us all on a daily basis... Not so much for ourselves but for future generations, our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and those who will follow. That they could grow in a healthy, ecological, fair world, where everyone eats their fill, where living species remain unthreatened... This is what sustainable development is all about, hopefully for 2030.

This concept, which appeared in the 1980's, is by definition : "A development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." In other words, making sure that every living being, every person, lives properly in a favorable environment, for now and the years, the centuries to come.

But unfortunately, human activities damage this beautiful concept. Whether it is road and air travel, industrial activities and the ones giving a minimum of comfort such as burning oil, gas, coal to produce electricity and heat, we are all evolving in a system that is slowly destroying our environment. We have seen it recently with the Covid 19 crisis. Our environment has never been in better shape thanks to the quarantine measures that took place around the world. In Delhi, India, one of the most polluted cities in the world, "The Economist" reported that over there the concentration of nitrogen dioxyde dropped from 46 micrograms per cubic meter in March 2020 to 17 micrograms in April 2020. Nature has never breathed this well !!

So, if we aspire to live, in the very long term, in a healthy, pure world, our system, our collective and individual way of functioning must, definitely, be rethought, The world has succeeded in reducing poverty, it can do the same with these environmental issues. According to the United Nations statistics, in 2015, 10% of the world's population lived below the international poverty line set at $ 1,90 per day, whereas in 1990, 36% of the world's population lived below that line. This shows that we all can make a change, we just have to work at it to make it happen or continue our efforts if we are already working on it.

This is exactly what the 193 members of the United Nations plan to do by 2030 through the Agenda for Sustainable Development. By executing this action plan, they intend, among other things, to reduce the rate of the world's population living under the poverty line to 3%. They set 17 goals to hopefully make this world a better place, such as :

  1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

  4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

  11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

  17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

These goals address the ills of society and its environment, which have always been known : Difficulty of access to drinking water, to education, famine, malnutrition, gender inequality, inequality between rich and poor countries, between social classes, global warming. These problems last and don't seem to go anywhere, it is about time that things change.

Being related to this ideal of coexistence is like an honor.

During a presentation at the Paris "Conservatoire National des Arts et des Métiers", a French institution, where Planet Aide (Former name of Planet Administrative Services) was speaking, some listeners expressed the fact that Planet Aide made them think about sustainable development. One of them said, to quote her : "This is so sustainable development... You could look for clients in this field !"

The name, at least, give this idea but the original intention was quite different.

The idea was to offer administrative services to the world, to the countries that make up our planet, especially the English and French speaking ones. The administrative services offered by Planet Administrative Services are not limited to a specific geographical area but are open to any English or French speaking entrepreneur, regardless of his/her location. Nowadays, we have the technological means, plus the fact that we are facing a global health crisis, allowing us to offer administrative assistance without boundaries and remotely, this is the objective that Planet Administrative Services has set for itself. Nevertheless, it would not mind working for people involved in sustainable development. A word to the wise...

At your service

Planet Administrative Services assistant and founder

To get more information :

10 views0 comments


bottom of page