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Environmental Impact of Development - Lesson Summary

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Developmental activities have impacted the water sources on earth in a severely negative manner, resulting in the folllowing:Shrinking of water bodies Pollution of water bodies Altering the water cycle
The five major impacts of built environment on land resources have been identified as follows:DesertificationHabitat fragmentationHabitat destructionLand degradationUrban heat island
The social and economic impacts of development include:Population growthUrbanizationGap between rich and poorRural-urban divideIncrease in crime rate
The first Conference on Environment and Development at Rio de Janeiro in 1992 produced three non-binding voluntary documents:Declaration on Environment and DevelopmentAgenda 21Forest Principles
Well planned building architecture can help us in achieving the UN Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals