Sustainable development is a framework for creating policies and strategies for continuous economic and social growth, without any detrimental impact on the environment and natural resources significant for the future human activities.
The main goal is to ensure sustainable use of natural resources at national and international level. The same reasoning should apply to all aspects of daily life through the formulation of plans that will closely analyse the impacts on the environment, resources, and consequently the impact on other people, the possibility to meet their requirements, and, naturally, the interests of the future generations.
Natural resources are limited, and the negative impacts on the environment caused by their consumption require improvement of the existing and discovering new models for their sustainable use.
One of the main goals of the European Union, by means of numerous financial instruments and strategies, is to promote the improvement of the economy in the sense of more efficient use of resources and energy.