PUTRAJAYA, Jan 27 — The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the nexus of all policies and plans to address unsustainable development issues that could affect the environment, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.
In his speech at the launch of the Malaysia SDG (MySDG) Foundation here today, Ismail Sabri said this was also to prevent any future recurrence of natural disasters, such as massive floods that hit the country recently.
He said the floods should be a lesson for all parties to balance between the development and the need to protect and conserve the environment.
“Should we neglect this balance, the impact would be very significant — as we have gone through recently — or could be even worse.
“This supersedes any measurable financial value,” he said. — Bernama