Malaysia Sustainable Development Goals

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Malaysia Achieving Development Millennium Goals (MDG)

Environmental sustainability is important to accomplish and sustain economic growth, eradicate poverty, and social improvement. Achieving sustainability requires systematic effort to evade undesirable environmental impacts and effects ecosystem management. There are numerous challenges, including minimizing the effects of pollutants, ensuring effective usage of area and utilization of land and consumption of natural resources and containing congestion in urban areas and the associated problems of transportation, waste disposal, and provision of social services.
Like other countries, Malaysia has needed to ponder with environmental degradation issues. For example, urban-based economic growth
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The principles of sustainable development were presented in the Third Malaysia Plan (1976–80) and have been repeated in consequent development plans. The Eighth Malaysia Plan (2001–2005) states that “emphasis will be placed on addressing environmental and resource issues in an integrated and holistic manner. Steps will be taken to recognize reasonable, cost-effective, and suitable administration approaches that yield different advantage in order to ensure that development is sustainable and resilient ... Steps will be taken to strengthen the database for environmental decision making by introducing the use of sustainable development indicators to better ascertain impacts and plan remedial actions.” Hence, national development and sector strategies explicitly address environmental protection and management issues. National frameworks, such as strategies for sustainable development, guide policies for natural resource management in light of the country’s specific resources and…show more content…
Great sanitation is essential for the health of the urban and rural populations.

“Indicator was taken from Malaysia: Achieving The Millennium Development Goals; Successes and Challenges, Page 203, Published by the United Nations Country Team, Malaysia, 2005”
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A Green building focuses on expanding the efficiency of resource use – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impact on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, configuration, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Green Buildings should be designed and operated to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on its surroundings. Green building practices can lessen a building’s operating expenses by as much as 9 percent, increase building value by 7.5 percent and realise a 6.6 percent increase in return on

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