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11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) addresses the Sustainable Development Goals

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The 11th Five Year Plan addresses SDG issues at a macro level - based on national circumstances and priorities.

In the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, 2016-2020, green growth will be a fundamental shift in how Malaysia sees the role of natural resources and the environment in its socio-economic development, protecting both development gains and biodiversity at the same time. Building a socio-economic development strategy that will increase the resilience to climate change and natural disasters remains critical. To pursue green growth, the enabling environment will be strengthened — particularly in terms of policy and regulatory framework, human capital, green technology investment, and financial instruments. This enabling environment will facilitate a shift in the economy, particularly in the private sector, towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production. This transformation will ensure sustainability of the nation’s natural resources, minimise pollution, and strengthen energy, food and water security. By conserving biodiversity, the continuity of their function as a natural buffer against climate change and natural disaster can be strengthened. This buffer, complemented by structural approaches such as innovative flood mitigation and green infrastructure, as well as non-structural approaches like hazard risk maps and warning system, will strengthen disaster risk management and ultimately improve the wellbeing and quality of life of the rakyat.

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