Mobility In Iceland

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The well being of our future generations lays in our ability to create a sustainable society. Sustainability refers to the conservation of resources for the future. Also according to Anthony A. Leiserowitz sustainability refers to the change of human values, attitudes and behavior to achieve a transition to meet all human needs, stop hunger and poverty while maintaining the life system of the planet. With this in mind we have to realize that suitability stands in a three legged stool which is referred to as the triple bottom line. This concepts is what keeps sustainability balanced, it contains three parts known as social, economic and environmental. The social leg refers to the well being of the population, their health, education and working …show more content…
Therefore many would say Iceland is not doing a good job because their GDP is not very high. However, Iceland has one of the highest levels of economic freedom also it has a very low unemployment rate and a high GDP per capital. This is what makes Iceland 's economy very admirable for a small country. Moreover, something that separates Iceland apart from other countries is their economic gender equality. 45% of Iceland 's workforce is made up of woman and an Equal Pay Act was enforce in 1961. These two facts are the main reasons why Iceland 's economy is sustainable. When you have woman in the workforce you are not only enforcing equality you are also using your population to your benefit, women are more than half of the population and are also the poorest so by including them you are improving your economy by reducing poverty and raising your growth. Iceland 's economy also demonstrates that a country does not need to be extremely wealthy to have a sustainable society. In contrast with countries like the United States or Australia part of Iceland 's economy focus on environmental improvements and policies which is the main reason why they are on the top of the sustainable …show more content…
Iceland is one of the most Eco friendly countries in the world 75% of their energy consumption comes from natural sources that create a small ecological footprint. Also they have a very clean air due to their pollution control and the high water quality for humans and ecosystems is extremely impressive. This is all due to their politic groups that raise initiative about the environment, Environment Agency of Iceland and Iceland 's Ministry of Environment. Their biggest policies for environmental conservation are the Green House Act in 2007 and the Native Conservation Act in 1999. The government determination to have a clean environment is very evident in all its policies and action plans to maintain the beauty of their country. This type of investment should be put into action for all countries this way not only their ecosystems are healthy but also their people. Iceland has the highest life rate for man in the world and this could be due to the fact that air is crystal clear and water and perfectly purify with low pollution rates, creating a healthy environment for

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