Environmental degradation refers to the undesirable changes in the environment which affects the ecological balance and the ecosystem. Environmental degradation occurs as a result of depletion of natural resources, the causes of which can be either man-made or natural.
Consequences of environmental degradation do not respect national or state boundaries.
a. The future of the entire human population is linked. Hence, sustainable development is each and everybody’s responsibility.
b. Different countries of the world have now joined hands to discuss the issue.
c. Natural calamities such as global warming, ozone layer depletion etc. cannot be controlled by a single nation, and hence are to be discussed by all the countries.
This issue is no longer a regional or national issue. This has become a global issue.
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