What Is Sustainability?

Updated: Jan 16

Sustainability is an understanding which encloses multiple concepts: economics, environment, technology,… In the modern world, humans tend to consume. All this consumption has brought us to a near “dead end”. Climate changes, pandemics, increasing natural disasters, etc. were the warnings for us to do some alterations in our habits. This brings us to sustainable development.





The definition of sustainability according to the United Nations Brundtland Commission in 1987 was “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” With this perspective, a sustainable “now” will bring us a clean and green future. And the methodology for this objective is the sustainable development goals.





17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have been designed to define the target and to accelerate the process of reaching the target. By comprehending sustainability in all aspects; poverty, inequalities, climate change will be fought with the agreement of the governments.





As for us, ITU SCT, we are aware of our duty. To reduce the carbon footprint and the dependence on fossil fuels, electric vehicles have a massive role. That’s why we are in the process of collecting carbon footprint data that is produced during manufacturing. According to the data that will be obtained, our race operation and strategy crew will set a new course for us. Moreover, research and studies are continuing for using natural fibers for our new autonomous car. Every step that we take is carefully measured for us to move forward to a clean and green future.





References:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/sustainable-mobility-role-of-evs-in-achieving-sdgs/article34973747.ece

https://sdgs.un.org/goals

https://www.un.org/en/academic-impact/page/sustainable-development-goals

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sustainability.asp


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