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Local agenda 21 : action plan for sustainable development : case study for Shah Alam

Ahmad Azam, Nur Nabila and Mohamed Osman, Mariana (2012) Local agenda 21 : action plan for sustainable development : case study for Shah Alam. In: UMRAN 2012, 3 May 2012 , Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Sustainable development, which has been defined as a means to meet the needs of the present without compromising on the ability of future generations to meet their needs, is not a new term these days. One of the initiatives that have been taken by the government of Malaysia in realizing the idea of sustainable development is through the implementation of Local Agenda 21 (LA21). LA21 is a global action plan or blueprint for sustainable development at local level, which was adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. LA21 is a reflection of a common consensus and political commitment of countries globally on sustaining development and environment cooperation. As such, this paper explains the role of LA21 as one of the efforts by the Malaysian government in achieving sustainable development. The objective of this paper is to describe the implementation of LA21 programs and activities carried out and planned by the local authority, community and private sector towards achieving sustainable development. A descriptive analysis was used to describe the Shah Alam’s LA21 projects in promoting sustainable development. The outcomes illustrated the significance of LA21 projects in facilitating Malaysia to achieve sustainable development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local Agenda 21, sustainable development, action plan, Shah Alam
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2012 12:23
Last Modified: 03 May 2016 05:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25948

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