A formula for environmental stewardship and prosperity
Today, 5 June, we celebrate World Environment Day and we take a small moment to remember the need in the world to pay more attention to caring for our ecosystems and fostering respect for nature.
And why is this so important?
Because the environment is the system of natural resources that surround us, from it we obtain all the basic elements we need to have a full life, it is our source of prosperity, and therefore, putting it at risk and depleting it, means compromising negatively our future and therefore our happiness.
“The first element of the environment is human happiness. If we want to have a future as human beings we must change the way we act and take care of our planet, which is the home where we live. We have nowhere to go if we destroy this home. Therefore, we have to take control of our destiny; at the moment it is not man who rules, but the forces unleashed by man. It is a political problem, globalisation governs man and not man governs globalisation”.
‒Ban-ki moon. Secretary-General of the United Nation.
But, since we mentioned human happiness as the first factor, let’s look at this fact. According to the World Happiness Report 2021 published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDN), the list of the happiest countries is headed by:
What do these countries have in common, what makes them top of the rankings? Simply put: a high quality of life.
It is here that we then ask ourselves, given what conditions or parameters could these nations have achieved such a feat? And the answer is: by rapidly meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) dictated by the UN in Agenda 2030.
What are the SDGs?
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations”.
Most people have an abstract concept of artificial intelligence. When we hear the phrase “artificial intelligence” our minds automatically go to movies like Star Wars, Wall-e, The Matrix or Robocop; but the truth is that right now, whichever device you’re reading this on (smartphone, tablet, laptop, pc) is full of AI.