This Association Notes:
That Britain’s present level of resource consumption and the related environmental impact could not be sustained, if applied to all countries of the world.
That while countries such as Britain enjoy a high equitable level of development, the development of other countries is being hindered.
That a globally equitable level of ‘sustainable development’ in this context is defined as a level development that can be attained and indefinitely maintained by all communities across the planet.
That for this state of development to be achieved globally, all sectors of British society will have to adopt practices that are sustainable.
That for communities to attain a sustainable level of development, community issues must be addressed at the personal, local, national and global levels.
This Association Believes:
That EUSA should aim to achieve a sustainable level of development.
That its decisions should take into account the environmental impact and level of resource use of EUSA activities, services and developments.
That issues relating to the environment and community – the areas most relevant to the creation of a sustainable Students’ Association – should be better represented within EUSA’s structure.
That EUSA has a role to play in educating students about issues relating to sustainable development.
This Association Resolves:
To Adopt The Following Policy:
EUSA accepts the principle that a sustained level of development – a level that can be attained and indefinitely maintained by all communities across the planet – should be reached by all sectors of our society.
EUSA shall assess the environmental impact and level of resource consumption implicated in all its decisions.
EUSA shall take into account the implications of its decisions on communities at the local, national and global levels.
EUSA shall take into account the principle of sustainable development when taking decisions about its activities, services and developments.
EUSA shall publicise and promote its policy of sustainable development.
Passed at the March 1999 General Meeting