I personally feel that what a person cares for in regard to Sustainable Development, making a better world, is based upon the one's personal feelings about his/her homeland. The context of a person's life is important when one is judging his or her views about making the decisions to change the world.
Keeping that in mind, I would begin by reminding everyone that I'm from Delhi. There are three points that i wish to discuss, and they are traffic management, waste management and mitigating Climate Change. They might be very different from each other in some ways, but they are also very similar to each other in other ways.
Waste management plays a key role in development and local environment of a particular area. Casual Landfills and Dumps take valuable land of development and the wildlife has to be compromised. But to manage waste, we need to reduce usage of products, items, that don't dispose easily. Every year, huge piles of waste is burned. The waste gets disposed off, but at the expense of our precious ozone layer. This leads to another topic of traffic management.
The traffic management is necessary because more traffic congestion leads to an increasing number of road fights, which do more harm than good and often strains healthcare resources. The increasing number of toxic fumes from the vehicles also results in breaking up of the ozone layer and disturbing the ecological balance of Nature. This leads us to mitigating climate change.
Climate Change is a change in global or regional climate patterns that attributes largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. It can be mitigated by minimising wastage, minimising burning of fossil fuels by traffic management and justified city planning.
Extraordinarily different though they are, it can be clearly seen that these three proposals are interrelated to great depth and should be looked into immediately, thereby ensuring us more time to move on to other developmental ideas, such as city design, healthcare facilities etc.