World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners
The World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners (WISDP) was established in December 2017. It is a professional institute that advocates the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WISDP is committed to carrying out the collaborative programmes on SDGs launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). It offers certification programmes of the Certified Sustainability Planner (CSDP) and the Certified Sustainable Development Company (CSDC) to professionals in business, management, education, public sector and NGOs, with a view to help them achieve greater success and accelerate the realisation of SDGs.
The establishment of WISDP was attributed to a group of professionals and academics from different backgrounds, including the Nobel Prize laureate, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), the Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME), UNESCO and Association, Centre as well as universities and colleges, they have jointly discussed the establishment of a professional and corporate certification system. With the strong support of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association (UHKA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development (HiESD), WISDP was founded in the same year. Up to now, WISDP has brought together more than 40 CSDCs and nearly 300 professionals have been certified as CSDPs. Our CSDPs serving various industries will continue to work together to strive for the sustainable development in Hong Kong.
All activities organized by World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners will be published on our official website www.wisdp.org
Any enquiries regarding other information or practice may be addressed to the Secretariat via email at email@example.com or on telephone number 2312 7696 during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm).
Sustainability of The Earth
United Nations established the training and initiatives of Sustainable Development to protect and keep sustainability of the earth as well as the human development. Sustainable Development implies economic growth together with the protection of environmental quality and social situation, each reinforcing the other. It is crucial to harmonize three core elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The earth is the home of human being and we need to protect the earth through Sustainable Development Planning (SDP) and prevent the occurrence of:
Nuclear War & Inequality
Achieving any kind of meaningful international nuclear disarmament will require considerable behavioral change on the part of leaders and other nuclear weapons countries. Such political change will require attitudinal change, which, in turn, will require sound education for nuclear disarmament aimed at politicians and citizens alike. Education and culture change about peace and justice must be offered to all nuclear states on a worldwide basis. Develop social equality and partnership of international countries may greatly help to reduce conflicts and revolt.
Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas
The end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era – and of human civilization. Most of climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit and the major change should come from the generation of greenhouse gas. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. The oceans absorbed much of increased heat, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century. The normal climate have been affected such as typhoon, heavy rain and dry.
Pollution (Land & Ocean)
Marine pollution occurs when harmful, or potentially harmful, effects result from the entry into the ocean of chemicals, particles, industrial, agricultural, and residential waste, noise, or the spread of invasive organisms. Eighty percent of marine pollution comes from land. Air pollution is also a contributing factor by carrying off pesticides or dirt into the ocean. Land and air pollution have proven to be harmful to marine life and its habitats. Land pollution is the degradation of earth’s land surfaces often caused by human activities and its misuse. Haphazard disposal of urban and industrial wastes, exploitation of minerals, and improper use of soil by inadequate agricultural practices are a few of the contributing factors. Increasing urbanization, industrialization, and demands on the environment and resources are the great problem to land pollution.
Disease & Infection
Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Many organisms live in and on our bodies. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but under certain conditions, some organisms may cause disease. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment. There are new infectious diseases occure in each year and some are very dangerous and high transmission and death rate. Scientist and doctor need place effort to find the medicine and treatment.