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Who Is More Efficient in Maintaining Sustainable Development UK or the Netherlands

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UK has identified and selected the main areas of consumption and production, climate influences according to changes, natural resource protection, and sustainable communities as priorities” (SD, 2008a). The Netherlands have extracted and prioritized the demographic factor about world population, a knowledge-based economy, energy consumption, and mobility, sustainable water consumption and biodiversity functioning in the earth’s ecological balance (NSDO, Feb 2002) It is just because of the workings of well-known sources of market failure, that the economy is left to its own devices for ‘undersupply’ or ignoring the environmental goods and services that make up sustainable development, such as clean air and water, parks, wilderness habitats, water levels, and plant diversity (Scott et al, 1995, p. 4).&nbsp.

The UK realizes the way we survive today i.e., we drink and breathe a carbon-constrained and water constrained world. This is the reason why the UK has recently proposed the Eco-towns Prospectus that requires sustainable water development as a whole should reach zero-carbon standards. The Future Water Strategy asset in March 2008 for England plans the decisions of the UK Government to set for water in the future and the practical steps that will need to be taken to ensure that clean water is available for the people to drink. The current plan of 2008 looks forward towards 2030 in order to examine the water cycle that has a profound effect, from rainfall and drainage procedures to discharge and treatment (TCPA, 2008a).

Flood Risk: New development is going on in terms of managing flood risk in which the sequential testing method is planned to be applied. In this case “Planning Policy Statement” is applicable and requires development away from the area that is subjected to the highest flood risk.&nbsp.