Embedding the environment sustainability for the 2030 Agenda in Malaysia/ Dr. Hezri Adnan

Adnan, Hezri (2016) Embedding the environment sustainability for the 2030 Agenda in Malaysia/ Dr. Hezri Adnan. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Mengenai Kependudukan dan Matlamat Pembangunan Lestari, 20th July 2016, Dewan Perdana Nur, KPWKM. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The central idea of sustainability revolves around the convergence of three main pillars of development namely economic, social and environmental. However, issues concerning the environment itself have always been treated in isolation, often underpinned by the discourse of protecting ‘the environment’ through saving wildlife habitats or controlling pollution. But experience from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – especially through MDG-7 with its clear focus on the environment – has proven that the other MDGs nevertheless had indirect impacts on the environment, both positive and negative. Therefore, the concept of the environment has to change from a narrow idea to one that is more multidimensional because environmental issues pervade all areas of life. In 2015, sustainability has come of age with the global embrace of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an ambitious suite of 17 goals and 169 targets that are redefining the 2030 global development agenda. Environmental sustainability underlies each of those ambitions – from ending poverty to promoting good health to ensuring vibrant and equitable economies around the world. The presentation will outline the rationale and overarching vision for embedding the environment in the SDGs. These are guided by four interlocking ideas: the environment is a prerequisite for socio-economicdevelopment; human health and wellbeing depends on good environmental quality; environment has intrinsic values; and finally, protecting the environment can be a new source of economic growth.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 1. National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya and United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA). 2. Dr. Hezri Adnan is the Director of Technology, Innovation, Environment and Sustainability, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.
Keywords: Sustainable development goals (SDGs), millennium development goals (MDGs), environment, population, Malaysia
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2016 07:32
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 07:32
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/601

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