Sustainable development requires adaptation to climate change, protection and management of environmental resources. The planning of adaptation to climatic change should provide necessary environment management steps or set of tools for the public to adapt, identify communities or sectors at risk and explore opportunities to increase resilience.
Confirming the principles of sustainable development requires reasonable measures to prevent harm, pollution or degradation to the environment; balance between social, economic and natural environmental needs; minimise and rectify pollution or degradation of the environment; foster responsible consultative stewardship, integrated and transparent governance. Preserving biodiversity and conservation commitment of wild stocks and forest is vital in securing income, livelihoods, food and economic growth. Development can only be achieved through sustainable environmental management aimed to produce and dispose ecologically and safely in developing countries. The production, analysis and review, compilation and dissemination of strategic framework of environmental policy, integrated environmental resource management and decision-making can maintain the natural characteristics and promote environmental conservation. Organising complex processes and fostering enabled environment involves developing the capacities of individuals, private organisations and public institutions.
Conserving natural resources, prioritising ecological principles and reversing the trend of resource degradation are basic requirement for sustainable development and improving the quality of human life. Various stakeholders must help modernise environmental policy at all levels, assist in identifying the wide range of causes of environmental risks, advice on regional environmental cooperation and develop strategies to embed environmental protection policy. Stakeholder engagement is needed to identify vulnerable sectors and risks; disseminate concepts for resource efficiency and recycling; support developing processes and implementation of international environmental regime. Long-term impact efficiency and effectiveness of environmental policy activities and strategies can be achieved by coordinated efforts from stakeholders in all sectors. Technical competence; experience in moderation, methodologies and organisational development; environmental communication and management of all partners can help developing countries to decentralise management of natural resources, protect ecosystems and improve efficiency with closer orientation to benefit local needs. Best practice of environmental solutions and activities can ensure implementation of sustained partnerships with the community.
Global concerns and challenge of preserving biodiversity, climate protection, protecting forests and combating desertification can avoid risk and help seize better opportunities. Climate protection and adaptation to climate change are cross cutting tasks that require social and political directional modifications. Climate adaptation to changes requires preparing plan by capacitating the public with the necessary tools to identify risk bearing communities and sectors as well as explore opportunities to increase resilience. It is important to identify interventions on mitigation, adaptation and gap filling strategies with focus on cross-cutting concerns of climate change followed by integrating climate-sensitive responses and targeting development priorities in highly climate variable and vulnerable areas.
Scientific assessments or research observations and technology development can help reveal opportunities and risks associated with the climate system and support decision-making process. Expanding the knowledge base allows policy makers to select, understand and refine specific management strategies to increase the effectiveness of management efforts.Continued collaboration with public, government sectors and non-government organisations can ensure dissemination of relevant climate change information and data-integration into planning processes.
Online Environmental Health Course at JLI
James Lind Institute (JLI) provides an online program – Advanced PG Diploma in Environment health management to help develop professionals who work towards improvement of environmental health.
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