bloc are committed to the concept of sustainability. One of the most frequently quoted definitions of sustainability is that put forward in 1987 by the Brundtland Commission, which describes sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

A widely held consensus is that for projects to be sustainable, three concepts need to be taken into account simultaneously: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability; and social sustainability.

In an increasingly overcrowded world with ever diminishing resources failure to agree international sustainability targets  and inflexible government regulation should not detract from the ever increasing individual, corporate and national defensive need  for natural resource conservation to limit future financial burdens and geo-political risk exposure.

Older People

10 million people in the UK are over 65 years old.  The latest projections are for 5½ million more elderly people in 20 years time and the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050.

Within this total, the number of very old people grows even faster.  There are currently three million people aged more than 80 years and this is projected to almost double by 2030 and reach eight million by 2050.  While one-in-six of the UK population is currently aged 65 and over, by 2050 one in-four will be.

This is mirrored in other mature countries with the worlds younger people increasingly located in developing nations.
The economic, social and political consequences will be significant.

Leonardo da Vinci

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

Da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.