Issues related to Environment: Sustainable Development (Definition as per Brundtland report): Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
The concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding overriding priority should be given; and and
idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social The organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs." needs."
Factors Responsible for climate change: Factors that can shape climate are called climate forcing’s or "forcing mechanisms". These include processes such as as Variations in solar radiation, radiation, Variations in the Earth's Earth's orbit Mountain-build Mountain-building ing and continental drift and Changes in greenhouse gas concentrations concentrations..