Who are The Global Federation For Sustainable Development and what is sustainable development?
The Global Federation For Sustainable Development (FSD) is a group of companies that have come together to bring their area of expertise under one umbrella for one goal, Sustainable Development on a global scale. We work with Governments globally to secure their countries future with a clean energy approach and sustainable infrastructure. The world is dependent on Energy, which is why we have a strong background within the Renewable Energy sector from Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and a special interest in Waste to Energy and Waste to Fuel. The FSD is also rolling out our new Eco Villages throughout the world. All of the FSD projects are self-sufficient and in most cases we can fund 85-100% of the projects.
Sustainable development can be described as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Sustainable development can be used as a route to better Municipality decision making and delivering better services. It is about ensuring well-being and a better quality of life, thinking about the impacts of today’s actions on future generations and protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment by learning to live within environmental limits.
Why is sustainable development important for local government?
Governments around the world know the impact humans have on the environment therefor we have been charged with “promoting the social, economic and environmental well-being of their area and producing community strategies which contribute to the achievement of sustainable development”. Social, economic and environmental well-being is directly related to sustainable development. In essence, everything a Municipality does should assist in the continuing sustainability of their local area and the delivery of a more sustainable Country.
The FSD can help Governments with:
A holistic view of planning and service delivery taking into account the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability; Future trends, for example climate change impacts, are taken into account and planning is for the long-term; Impacts beyond the local area are considered: Local people and communities are engaged in the process of decision-making through participation systems. This helps to deliver the message that the Government cares while communities learn what they need to do to help facilitate change through a non-directive education/participation program.
Framework behind The Global Federation For Sustainable Development.
Apart from the implementation of Renewable Energy, Reduction of landfills which pollute our rivers and drinking water, we offer technology and sustainable infrastructure that complements the environment. For example; We have the ability to use technology to turn land fills into energy or advanced Bio fuels. Where we believe there is a place for all renewable energy technologies but we need to take special attention to landfill sites as they will not be reduced due to population increases. The FSD can reduce Municipality waste streams and produce energy/fuels, thus reducing the impact on the environment and producing power without fossil fuels.
FSD Sustainable Infrastructure Eco Village Program.
The FSD will be rolling out our Eco Village Program to which has been generating a lot of interest with Governments Worldwide. Our Eco Villages are scalable but start with a min of 500 Sustainable homes. The Eco Village has a power station which will form the heart of the Eco Park and produce c.50MWe of electricity for the local grid utilising locally produced biomass as its fuel source. The excess heat from the power station will be utilised to heat internal reservoirs to produce high value fish and aquaculture products. Carbon Dioxide from the combustion process will be cleaned and pumped into a hydroponics centre for the growing of high value fruit and vegetables. The excess heat will be put through a heat absorption chiller to create ice and refrigeration facilities for the processing and storing of the food produce. As part of the overall Eco Park all food produced will be packaged in house in compostable packaging and sold into the local market or exported. A major component of the Eco Park will be biomass processing for the local power station but ¾ of the total processed biomass will be exported to the UK and European power generation companies on long term contracts. These income streams enable us to offer the Eco Villages on a fully funded basis. Our ethos behind the Eco Village Program is to provide sustainable jobs, educational training and also research and development in combination with local educational providers. Each Eco Park will partner with a local University with ties to our UK partnering University as part of the project. As a commitment to local communities each Eco Park will sit alongside a purpose built Eco Village that will include a school, health centre, social housing, parks and sports facilities, a community centre and worship space. All residents will have a well paying job within the village and mortgages will be offered on the homes which will range from 2-4 bedroom single story homes.
FSD Sustainable Development Framework;
The Sustainable Development Framework seeks to provide practical guidance at both a National and local Government level on delivering sustainable development. It aims to make sustainable development relevant and simple and to illustrate that its principles and outcomes lie at the heart of good governance. Corporate Modules: Provide guidance on mainstreaming sustainability and aligning corporate functions towards the delivery of sustainable development implemented with technology. Futures Trends: There are critical external factors, including demographic and climate change, energy security, food security, which will affect the well-being and quality of life of communities in the future. Such trends, or ‘futures issues’ will have a significant impact on the types of, and way that, authorities will need to deliver services. Futures work also includes Community Centred Risk Management which explores the 'primary strategic risks' in terms of events, patterns and trends in social, economic and environmental contexts that either threaten the sustainable well- being of communities, or offer opportunities for its enhancement.