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Existing Sectors Developed Emerging Sectors Strengthened New sectors created Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Outcomes and Outputs by 2020
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Goal 1: Environmental governance and management systems will be strengthened The key to effective environmental management is the development of a comprehensive and well- coordinated system to address the many interconnected environmental issues, including: natural resource management (terrestrial ecosystems and forests, biodiversity, water resources and marine ecosystems and resources); waste management (waste disposal, solid waste, electronic waste and hazardous waste); pollution and chemicals management (air pollution, ozone depletion, water pollution, land pollution, marine pollution); built environment management and climate change. Goal 2: Carbon footprint will be reduced Given the relatively large quantity of greenhouse gas emissions from the power generation transportation and industrial sectors, energy efficiency, using alternative fuels, and renewable energy technology, provide the greatest opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint. This will aid in improving energy security and contribute to the meeting of international obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This would also reduce the demand for natural gas for power generation, particularly given the reduced supply potential. In enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the proportion of renewable Strategic Initiatives/Actions 1.1 Conduct a comprehensive review of environmental policy and legislation and relevant standards The objective is to review the existing environmental policy and legislative framework with a view to updating them in order to fill any gaps and bring them in line with international best practices and policies, including the incorporation and integration of sustainable development principles consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would set the framework for developing the requisite institutional capacity, including institutional coordination, for effective environmental management. An examination of the prevailing framework of environmental standards for pollutants and revision, as appropriate, will also be undertaken with a view to setting stricter standards to suit the local situation, while adopting best international practice. In many cases such standards may exceed international norms. 1.2 Establish the institutional framework Based on the policy and legislative review, update the relevant policies and legislation in order to establish or strengthen the requisite institutional framework, as appropriate. The improved institutional framework will support the environmental management and governance actions in keeping with international best practices.
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