sustainable livelihoods

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Sustainable livelihood includes job opportunities that are of a non-invasive type, and exclude extensive felling, heavy fishery, mono-cultures and other activities than permanently harm the environment; it also includes an lifestyle that takes care of any gives assets, such as fresh water or fertile soil by using them responsibly.
'A livelihood comprises the capabilities, assets (including both material and social resources) and activities required for a means of living. A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base.' (FAO)

Related terms:
sustainabilityIn order to survive, all life, including human life, depends either directly or indirectly on the natural environment. Sustainability is a principle where current requirements are met while the livelihoods of future generations are not threatened., adaptation co-benefitsCo-benefits that come along with climate change adaptation projects., climate justice, mitigation co-benefitsCo-benefits that come along with climate change mitigation projects, such as livelihood diversification, health benefits and rural electrification., livelihood diversificationIncome and livelihood diversification gives people in developing countries new opportunities to work in industries other than such that are contribution to climate change like extensive and illegal felling. It also thought to help a community gain more resilience when dealing with the impacts ..., nature protection, climate change as a threat to MDGSome impacts of climate change can have a direct effect on the achievement of the millennium development goals., Millennium Development GoalsA set of time-bound and measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination against women and environmental degradation, agreed at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000. (IPCC)

Broader terms:
sustainable developmentThe concept of sustainable development was introduced in the World Conservation Strategy (IUCN 1980) and had its roots in the concept of a sustainable society and in the management of renewable resources. Adopted by the WCED in 1987 and by the Rio Conference in 1992 as a process of change in ...

Narrower terms:
livelihood assetsLivelihood assets are the means onto which the livelihood of a community depends., sustainable job creationSustainable jobs are of a non-invasive type, and exclude extensive felling, heavy fishery, mono-cultures and other activities than permanently harm the environment., sustainable livelihoods approachesCore to livelihoods approaches are a set of principles that underpin best practice in any development intervention: *People-centred *Responsive and participatory *Multi-level *Conducted in partnership * Sustainable *Dynamic, cook stovesMore efficient cooking stoves reduced reliance on fuel wood., access to water

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