EXPLORING SYSTEMS THINKING AND SUSTAINABILITY
In human biology, the body comprises several systems that work together to maintain a constant internal environment to ensure optimum conditions for a physiological approach. To draw a parallel, the environmental media, water, and air all work together to provide the resources for our sustenance. The renowned Environmental Scientist, “Donella Meadows” defines systems as components collaborating to achieve goals in specific environments. Systems thinking offers a worldview to understand complex global impacts. Navigating this complexity for planetary balance is vital.
Sustainability spans economics, social aspects, and the environment, echoing the Brundtland Commission’s intergenerational equity principle of meeting current needs without jeopardizing future generations. Applying a systemic approach to sustainability integrates spheres and acknowledges Sustainable Development Goals’ interconnectedness, fostering resilient innovations.