This Forum was instituted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, on 6th April 2006 to carry out programs on science for societal benefit. Technological advances in the fields of Communication Systems, Transportation, and Information Processing have brought the human communities nearer in an unprecedented manner. Among other things, this also dramatically increased our power to endanger the environment and all forms of LIFE, including our own. Our continued survival depends on the healthy maintenance of global resources and other bio-communities. Corporations and Nations are beginning to recognize the need to shift priorities from the merely economical to the holistic welfare of all LIFE
An understanding of the recent scientific findings about the way Ecosystems and Human Societies behave and interact has become urgently necessary.Events like the tsunami are thought to be signs of an impending global catastrophe. Scientists are predicting that this could happen by the year 2012. We need to re-formulate our Goals in life, at the individual as well as the corporate level, re-structure our educational methods, for a sustainable future. The PowerPoint presentation and Word Document “Global Sustainability”
has been developed to help present these values to the Students and Intellectuals, since they are tomorrow’s Executives as well as Planners.