It is vital that the Anthropocene sustains human ecosystems. Sustainability is the ability to ensure that growth meets the needs of current generations without depleting future generations’ capacity to meet their own requirements. The sustainability of natural resources will ensure that they continue to be a source of constant benefit to humanity. The world is facing environmental challenges due to human activities. It’s important that we address these problems in order to ensure sustainability. Global leaders have the obligation to develop solutions that address these challenges. But, international leaders are not able to come to an agreement about global environmental challenges.
First, economic considerations make up the second set. (Brown, González, & McIlwraith, 2017) These aspects focus on the creation of a continuously expanding economy that serves the demands of the people. Because the vast majority of solutions for global environmental problems involve reducing revenues and supporting economic growth, it is against international leaders’ will to do so. Since ancient times, economic activity have been substantially related with a deteriorating environment (Heinrichs & Biermann, 2016). We can see the effects of some old economic activities like farming and logging. The ability to devise sustainable solutions to environmental degradation is more difficult in the 21st century because of the impact that industry and industrial activity have on leaders. Leaders must make a choice between environmental and economic sustainability.
These are the effects of leaders in a society. They are the result of policies that include subsidies, incentives and quotas. Global community adopted policies that encourage high production. Due to the inclination of nations to adopt a feeling of productivity rivalry, leaders tend to support unsustainable methods that provide short-term success (Brown, González, and McIlwrath, 2017). The environment is being impacted by the agricultural practices of using genetically modified crops, chemical inputs and marginal farming. These practices can have positive effects on the environment for each country. The majority of nations have policies that favor such activities. This prevents global solutions from being created (Guest 2017, 2017). The lack of plans, policies, programs, or policies regarding social, economic, environmental, and other techniques is a serious obstacle to sustainable development.
Leadership’s ability to solve environmental problems sustainably is also affected by sociocultural limitations. These sociocultural elements involve the involvement of individuals in their cultural contexts. The main factor that impacts environmentally-friendly practices is rapid population growth. (Brown, González, & McIlwraith, 2017) Natural resources are significantly stretched in satisfying people’s demands due to the necessity for settlement and increasing output. Leadership is more difficult when leaders consider the impact of human behavior, marginalization, and inequalities on sustainable development.