Sustainable Strategies As we race towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set by the United Nations, the widely acknowledged view is that sustainability is no longer optional. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987). Development of the present era calls forth strong emphasis on the health of people and the environment where sustainable strategies become the keyword everywhere from policies to action. How do we make the world a sustainable place is the million-dollar question, around which the survival of the entire planet rests. The pandemic situation has once again reasserted the value of protecting nature through vigorously adopting sustainable strategies in all major areas of life.
Relevance of Ethics Ethics is concerned with what is good for individuals and society and is also described as moral philosophy. The notion of ethics can be traced back to the works of Greeks, in particular Aristotle, which was later absorbed into Christian moral theory by St. Thomas Aquinas and was thus assured an important role in European moral thought from the thirteenth century onward. The traditional notions of virtue ethics have been critically analysed by writers including Joseph Pieper and Elizabeth Anscombe. The seminar will look at not only the distinctive perspectives of ethics from a theoretical position but assessing the role of ethics in education and research in today's world.