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Environment Policy (1992)

The Environment Policy 1992 was formulated by the Government of Bangladesh following the Rio Earth Summit and acknowledged that sustained development of the country is based on the wellbeing of the environment and ecosystems since they provide services necessary to fulfill the socio economic needs of communities, which in turn contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The impact of environmental degradation on soil fertility, the quantity and quality of available water, air quality, forests, wildlife and fisheries were widely recognized. The objectives of the policy are to maintain ecological balance and overall development via protection and improvement of the country and thereby protect the country against natural disasters. Activities which pollute and degrade the environment are identified in the document. The policy outlines the need to ensure environmentally sound development in all sectors via sustainable use of the country’s natural resources.

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