KUCHING: The environmental sustainability agenda aims to prevent depletion of Sarawak’s natural resources, says Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni.
“Environmental sustainability is the ability to improve the quality of human life in the earth’s supporting ecosystems.
“Environmental sustainability practices are also very helpful in ensuring the requirements of
the present population are met without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their needs.
“Without using methods of environmental sustainability and viability, its longevity will be shortened and there is no solution,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (April 13).
He reiterated that sustainability was not only associated with the environment, but also socioeconomic, which involved three main pillars – economic, social and environmental formations, aimed at ensuring and improving the quality of life.
“Therefore, ecosystem conservation and preservation measures need to be taken into account in managing development to ensure sustainable development.
“Society also needs to work together to find a way for the earth’s ecosystem to be stable
in addition, human progress can be achieved.
“Efforts to address environmental problems should not be a responsibility of the government alone, but society needs to join hands as well, regardless of background.”