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Example Objects - Sustainable Development

Sustainable development

To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by:  [include as applicable]

(a) the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;

(b) the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;

(c) the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.

To advance the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are disseminated to the public at large.

The following definition should always be included:

Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Activities a charity for these purposes might be carrying out:

Please refer to the Decision of the Charity Commissioners made on 24th January 2003 in respect of the application for registration of The Environment Foundation.

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