Making Penang More Resilient to Disasters

By Lee Khiam Jin

December 2020 FEATURE
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WHAT IS “SUSTAINABLE GROWTH”?The Brundtland Report, known also as Our Common Future, was presented to the UN in 1987 and expounds sustainable development as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987). Sustainable development is targeted at finding pragmatic strategies to promote economic and social development in ways that avoid environmental degradation, over-exploitation and pollution. Failing to do so, society runs the risk of man-made disasters like London’s...

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Lee Khiam Jin

A former officer of the UN and ASEAN intergovernmental body, with a focus on tackling all matters related to disasters. He earned his PhD on emergency management from New Zealand in 2020.