About the EventDue to the increasing man made emissions resulting in carbon dioxide and the effect of rising level of green house gases (GHGs) in atmosphere, presently degradation of environment and natural resources is posing the greatest threat to the globe due to which Earth is warming at an unusual rate and evidence of warming is present in different forms that is reflected by the temperature records.Sustainable development contemplates that growth must be environmentally sound, socially inclusive, technologically smart to build shared prosperity for all sections of to-day’s population and also to meet the needs of future generations. Sustainable development has five main domains: Economics, Ecology, Society, Culture and Technology.Agenda 21 and Millennium development goals (8 goals) adopted by UN Millennium 2000 Declaration have significantly contributed to sustainable development which will be replacing the Millennium development goals that will expire in 2015. SDG’s contemplates 17 goals & 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues including the end of poverty and hunger, combating climate change, improving health & education, protecting oceans, forests and other natural resources, and making cities more sustainable.There is need to develop a strategy based on long-term vision on the development of an appropriate technology. Technologies to be adopted should be cost-effective, affordable and also, socially & culturally acceptable to reduce the carbon footprints all over the world.Meeting sustainable development goals will require action on a number of dimensions, including harnessing and maximizing the potential of technological innovation. Examples of such technologies include carbon capture and storage systems, more efficient irrigation methods, essential medicines, household water purification devices, and manufacturing processes that minimize waste and pollution.
While some needed innovations can be fostered through existing public and private mechanisms at the national level, such efforts have proven inadequate to meet global sustainability goals, particularly with regard to meeting the needs of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable or marginalized in current and future generations..