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If you've completed our exercise on defining sustainable development, you will have started to see that this concept is quite complex. The learning modules on this web site give a variety of tools to help you explore some of the components and relationships of development and start to develop strategies for making decisions and taking action for your own sustainable future.

Each module explores an indicator that measures an aspect of the economy, society, or environment--for example how much money people have, how long they live, or how clean is the water they have to drink. Through completing the module you learn more about what the indicator measures, what will cause it to change, what is its relationship with other indicators of sustainable development, and how your country "measures up" in comparison to others in your region and around the world. As a result, you will be better informed and prepared to take positive action--either through the activities suggested in the Research and Explore section, or on your own--and to move toward sustainable development.

Social
  When we focus on the social aspects of sustainable development, we look at the issues that impact people directly and that either help or hinder the process of improving the quality of life. When you have finished reading this introduction, you can start exploring the Population Growth Rate and Life Expectancy learning modules. …more
 
Population Growth Rate
Life Expectancy at Birth
Economic
  When we focus on the economic aspects of sustainable development, we look at the system that determines how the limited resources needed to improve peoples' lives are distributed. We also examine how these limited resources are used. When you have finished reading this introduction, you can start exploring the GNP per Capita learning module. …more
 
GNP per Capita
Environmental
  When we focus on the environmental aspects of sustainable development, we look at the natural resources--both renewable and non-renewable--that make up our surroundings and help us to sustain and better our lives. When you have finished reading this introduction, you can start exploring the Access to Safe Water learning module. …more
 
Access to Safe Water
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