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date: 03 December 2022

Sustainable Developmentlocked

Sustainable Developmentlocked

  • Sudershan Pasupuleti, Sudershan PasupuletiThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Susheelabai R. SrinivasaSusheelabai R. SrinivasaThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  •  and Ram Shepherd BheenaveniRam Shepherd BheenaveniThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Summary

The World Commission on Environment and Development’s report, “Our Common Future,” explicitly outlines social and ecological justice as vital and inherent parts of the idea of sustainable development. The global agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offers social workers the chance to reframe their position in the areas of people empowerment, socioeconomic development, human rights, and environmental protection. Social work practices are based on social justice conceptual framework. Social workers who follow social justice concepts examine all their assisting efforts through the lenses of equality, fairness, and egalitarianism. In general, social work problem-solving techniques are not only compatible with ecological approaches to sustainability, but also provide much-needed social justice awareness. The article attempts to analyze and correlate the imperative aspects of “idea of ecological justice” and “concept of sustainability” to frame and offer appropriate and progressive social work interventions for common future for all within the framework of SDGs.

Subjects

  • International and Global Issues
  • Macro Practice
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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