The Ministry of Water and Environment (KASA) today launched its Strategic Plan 2020-2030: Environmental Sustainability in Malaysia, in conjunction with the World Environment Day 2021.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said it was a comprehensive document in setting clear goals and targets towards achieving environmental sustainability by 2030.
He said that the plan, a joint effort between the KASA and its agencies, has been developed based on three main frameworks that translated into KASA’s direction and strategy for a period of 10 years from 2020 to 2030.
“It covers the Malaysia Plan which includes the government’s agenda and current policies and also the country’s sustainable development agenda through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said when officiating the national-level World Environment Day 2021, themed ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, virtually.
Tuan Ibrahim also hoped that the plan would be used as a reference by stakeholders such as the private sector, local universities and others to support the ministry’s initiatives so that the environment can be well-governed.
Tuan Ibrahim said World Environment Day was celebrated globally on June 5 every year since 1974 as part of efforts to address environmental issues.
Meanwhile, KASA, in a statement, said the plan has been drafted and implemented since 2020 based on the concept of planetary health which includes four main thrusts, namely, empowered governance, green growth, strategic collaboration and social inclusiveness.
“KASA’s strategic plan has been revised this year by taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has an impact on the current economic situation. The plan can be downloaded at https://www.kasa.gov.my/pelankelestarian-alam-sekitar-malaysia,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, a book, Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Water Sectors, published by the National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) was also launched today.
The book outlines a framework on the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies for water resources management and services as well as natural disasters.
In addition, KASA has also organised several online activities on environmental conservation via its official social media accounts or its portal www.kasa.gov.my.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency