The issues of the state of the environment, natural resource management, and socio-economic development must be treated as global and vitally important in their own right. They cannot be treated in isolation: both from each other and locally in individual countries.
Continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which people’s wellbeing depends is directly linked to: perpetrating existing disproportions between countries and inside individual nations; and population impoverishment, hunger, public health decline, and illiteracy.
Catastrophic trends in the development of modern civilisation derive not only from flawed interaction between humanity and the biosphere, but also from flawed human relations.
The saving and protection of nature implies saving and improving the health of the biosphere as the natural basis of life on the planet, ensuring its sustainable reproduction and further evolution.
A comprehensive approach alone to the problems of the environment and development can contribute to accommodating basic needs, improving the standard of living of the entire world population, ensuring more effective protection, and rational management of the world’s ecosystems for a safer and prosperous future. No individual country can do it alone: only through global partnership can we achieve this goal. Again, this speaks to the need for humanity to integrate in order to solve global problems and save the planet.