The Earth faces a “triple emergency” with pollution continuing to poison our air, land and water; the climate heating up and habitat loss threatening large scale extinction of species. The way out is a solid commitment to deep-rooted transformations and actions that are vital to reducing humanity's footprint on our planet.
The situation demands for change of current consumption based-growth model and transition from a linear to a circular economy for fulfilling the different needs of all individuals in current and future communities, encouraging personal well-being, social cohesion and inclusion, and fostering equitable opportunity for utilization of natural resources.
Environmental Sustainable Development focuses on achieving a symbiotic relationship between the community and environment concerns which is precisely the National Environment Policy. Social mobilisation and participation of the general public are required to ensure environmental sustainability without losing sight of development processes.
The ESD division lays emphasis on net working with diverse stakeholders segments by recourse to execute programmes on environmental education, awareness, training, capacity building and projects in: