Governance for Environmental Sustainability

In world history, nations and individuals have expressed their concerns for environmental and have called upon the stakeholders to come up with strategies aimed at promoting a sustainable environment. Governance for environmental sustainability focuses on policy intervention to promote and maintain the diversity and productivity of the biological systems (Hunter, 2000).Environment forms the basis for the existence of humans and other organisms since humans and other living organisms derive their livelihood from the environment (Geiser, 2001). Environmental sustainability guarantees continuous support of life at present and in the time to come. Environmental sustainability focuses on ecology, politics, culture, and the economic sphere of influence that forms the basis for a sustainable environment (Plumwood, 2002). Environmental conservation has been an issue of concern as an increase in human activities and population has continued to exert more pressure on the ecosystem resulting in climate change, environmental degradation, and resource drainage (Hunter, 2000). The way human relationship to nature and other living things has impacted the strategies and will for environmental management.The sustainable environment can be achieved through environmental management by ensuring sustainable yield of renewable resources, equivalent generation of substitute of renewable resources for non-renewable resources, and the generation of waste resources does not exceed the absorption capacity of the environment (Blewitt, 2008). Sustainability of the renewable resources implies that the rate of consuming resources does not exceed the rate of recreating those resources. Increasing human population and development activities have impacted the environment negatively (Gedlicks, 2001). Humans have continued to depend on nature for their existence with little or no concern for environmental sustainability.