Why Leadership?

The challenges of sustainable development are huge – poverty is deepening, populations are growing, natural resources are diminishing and the international community has failed to tackle climate change effectively.

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By 2050 the population is expected to reach 9 billion.
- UN
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Two thirds of the world's population will face a lack of water by 2025.
- UN
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By 2030 humanity will need the capacity of two Earths to absorb CO2 waste and keep up with natural resource consumption.
- WWF

The only way to begin to address these challenges is through the adaptation of sustainable models of development at the local, regional and global levels. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without leadership. Leaders equipped with skills for sustainable decision making ensure that we are able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.By focusing on leadership, LEAD Canada and LEAD International help shift sustainability from being an ‘add on’ to being an essential component of decision making.

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