The 3 conflicting issues to achieve sustainable development!

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There are a lot of challenges, criticisms of conservation. There are many critics of the corporate style of the large international conservation organizations which dependent on the donations from corporations especially from those millionaires who have profited from the growth.

The 3 critics to achieve sustainable development:

The path dependence of big corporation

This is the conflicting issue of conservation’s unthinking endorsement of economic growth, in actual the path dependence is powerful. This is because the constraint of operating within the evolving scaffolding of corporate relations has left conservation unable to challenge capitalism or the growth agenda.

Despite the manifest impacts of the energy and material resources of growing economies, conservationists have found it difficult to challenge the conservation’s own progressive neoliberalization, its capture by capitalism.

Biodiversity conservation organizations are not important among degrowth actors.

There are possible four elements of a degrowth-based conservation:

  • The first element is it consist of the pursuit of radical efficiency in the area of energy and material consumption in the practice of conservation. Greater efficiency in energy and material consumption is possible for conservation, but the strategy falls far short of the embrace of the principles of degrowth.
  • The second element of a degrowth-based conservation strategy could be the individual disconnection and lifestyle transformation. The appropriate response for conservationists is a return to the land and self-sufficiency faced by the unsustainability of the growth economy, which could be unrealistic and invite criticism excessively. There is a challenge for conservationists to extend their concern about biodiversity loss to clear lifestyle commitments.
  • The third element in conservation under degrowth might involve an element of restructuring. In the 20th century, conservation developed as a science-driven mission, developing centrally agreed strategies, overseen by a panopticon of expertise, in the form of technologies such as remote sensing, geographic information science, and genetic barcoding of nature, and in the lists of the rare and near-extinct, and the assessment of risk and the prioritization of action, enforced by appropriate authorities from above through coerced behaviour.  Under the degrowth, conservation would be seen as a distributed social practice, something that is not enforced, but which emerges from the decisions of citizens, a democratic expression that embrace both the human and the non-human.
  • The final element is conservation under degrowth might involve the re-imagination of nature.

The problem to see nature as pristine

There is a problem to see or view nature as pristine, standing threatened but essentially unchanged in a world increasingly transformed by human consumption. This is because human transformation is profound and universal through the anthropogenic influence on climate change. The balance of nature, and ecosystem in equilibrium are dynamic and subject to changes in state at a variety of scales.

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