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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(2): 160-165 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2016.V7.760

Challenges and the Results Approach Facing Sustainability in an Unequal World: The Sub-Saharan Africa Case Study

Chukwudi Johnson Chimezia
Abstract—Sustainability could be defined as an ability or capacity of something to be maintained or to sustain itself. It’s about taking what we need to live now, without jeopardizing the potential for people in the future to meet their needs. However, the manner in which indigenous people of sub-Saharan Africa interact and exploit their ecology could cause massive damages to achieve sustainability in the contemporary society. Although, the developed countries face diminutive challenges on sustainability due to the legislature system and the regulation that is being practiced and implemented. This paper presents in depth the challenges facing sustainability in sub-Saharan countries and their adverse effects to the society. Also, it suggests the possible solutions on how to overcome the scourge.

Index Terms—Sustainability, ecology systems, pollution, economy.

Chimezia Chukwudi Johnson is with the Department of Social Work, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (e-mail:


Cite: Chukwudi Johnson Chimezia, "Challenges and the Results Approach Facing Sustainability in an Unequal World: The Sub-Saharan Africa Case Study," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 160-165, 2016.

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