Environmental security and sustainable development in Bangladesh: Lessons learned From kita kyushu eco town project

Parnini, S.N. (2010) Environmental security and sustainable development in Bangladesh: Lessons learned From kita kyushu eco town project. In: International Conference on Sustainable Community Development 2010 (Icoscd 2010), 21-22 July 2010, Marriot Hotel Putrajaya,Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on how strategies and policies adopted by the Kita-Kyushu Eco-Town project of Japan, the plan of a big industrial city, can be applied to Bangladesh in order to protect the country against environmental threats and ensure sustainable development to establish ecofriendly cities. It gives an account of the multi-pronged approach to the issues of environmental security by analysing threats emanating from environmental pollution in the context of applying the Kita-Kyushu Environmental protection project as a model for Bangladesh. The strategies adopted by Kita-Kyushu were to limit the use of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and to initiate resource recycling measures through a combination of legislation for mitigating environmental threats and challenges to ensure national security and market forces and at the same time to assist industries to overcome their difficulties in order to create an eco-town. As big cities of Bangladesh like Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna etc. are facing ever more acute pollution of the environment; necessary steps must be taken by following the model of Kita-Kyushu Eco-Town Plan to promote Bangladesh’s environmental security interests and to ensure sustainable development as a whole.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Security, Sustainable Development, National Security, Environmental Pollution, Eco-Town
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 01:40
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/11287

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