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Environmental sustainability in Malaysia: efforts so far and challenges ahead

Kadouf, Hunud Abia and O. Sambo, Abdulfatai (2014) Environmental sustainability in Malaysia: efforts so far and challenges ahead. Wulfenia Journal, 21 (3). pp. 327-340. ISSN 1561-882X

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Being a developing country which hopes to join the developed nations by 2020, environmental sustainability has been at centre stage in Malaysia. Which efforts are being made to promote economic development, these economics activities seem to be having its side effects on the protection of the environment. Nevertheless, there are also mechanisms being put in place to achieve sustainable pollution free environment. These have been in terms of conclusion of treaties and enactment of legal, regulatory and policy framework towards ensuring environmental sustainability. Based on this premise, this paper is intended to evaluate the efforts so far taken and the challenges which serve as stumbling block to proper realisation of environmental protection objective. A number of treaties, conventions, enactments, regulations and judicial pronouncements are used to enrich this study. The paper finds that a lot of legal, policy and regulatory frameworks have been created to ensure environmental protection. Yet, the challenges to proper implementation of these frameworks are enormous though surmountable.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1534/36406
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental sustainability, efforts, challenges, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Nur Syuhada Ariffah Mohd Asri
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 12:23
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 14:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36406

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