Environmental sustainability via state policies needed

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KUCHING: Sarawak needs to develop environmental policies to ensure that environmental sustainability in the state is preserved.

According to a report by the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Assistant Minister of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said this covered many aspects including administration.

“There is a need to develop policies that cover all aspects of the environment such as climate change, greenhouse gases, forestry, social assessment, solid waste management, and pollution prevention,” he said.

He said this after holding a meeting with staff members of the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) at Menara Pelita here on Tuesday (Jan 11).

He also urged NREB to move more actively and collaborate with other government agencies and local authorities as environmental sustainability is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders.

At the meeting, Dr Hazland was briefed on the roles and function of NREB, current issues related to the environment in Sarawak and plans towards the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

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