According to ‘World Commission on Environment and Development’, Sustainable development has been defined as “development that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. It has emerged as the guiding principle for long-term global development and seeks to achieve, in a balanced manner, economic, social development and environmental protection. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all United Nations Members States in 2015. It provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, in the present and into the future. 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been set and these can materialize if there is global partnership. The emphasis is on ending poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth but at the same time preserving the environmental ecosystem.
To meet the goals set for sustainable development is the greatest challenge for the scientific community. Increasing scientific progress has been often at the cost of sustainable development in terms of affecting the human health, environment, etc. Scientific Research in all branches of science viz. Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Geography, Agriculture, Computer Science, Engineering and Medical has to move in a direction which adheres to sustainable development.
The seminar aims to provide a platform for the scientific community to share, nurture and deliberate on achieving progress in science keeping in tune with sustainable development.