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National Sustainable Development Strategy

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2009
The Strategy, published by the Ministry of Forestry, has as an overall goal of 'wellbeing and happiness for Myanmar people' and lists three main areas necessary to achieve that goal:
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Integrated economic development
  • Sustainable social development
 Climate change is specifically discussed under ‘Environmental quality management and enhancement', a sub-category under Sustainable management of natural resources. The NSDS outlines numerous activities to be completed within five, 10 and 15 years, including the need to establish a sustainable national inventory system on persistent organic pollutants (within five years), that the government needs to improve its participation in the global efforts to mitigate climate change (within 10 years), and that industries need to reduce their energy consumption, increase their overall process efficiency, and specifically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (within 15 years).


  • 40% of total land area as reserved forests by 2030
    LULUCF | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2030
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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