LANGKAWI: Â ASEAN must implement a standard operatingÂ procedure (SOP) to mitigate climate change, said Women, Family and Community
Development Minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
“Our concerted effort to mitigate and adapt to climate change is a longÂ journey involving many stakeholders such as the federal and state governments,Â NGOs, charity foundations, social entrepreneurs and grassroots.
“A common problem of efficiency and sustainability is the lack of a properÂ and effective regulatory body to formulate a comprehensive policy and
framework,” she said.
In this regard, she said climate change issues must be addressedÂ holistically, where socio-political goals and economic goals are balanced to
achieve efficiency and sustainability in the efforts.
Rohani said this while opening the ASEAN Regional Workshop On Gender IssuesÂ On Climate Change And Its Adaptation, here, last night.
On the workshop, she said it was one of the ASEAN Committee on Women’sÂ priorities in its five-year (2011-2015) plan.–BERNAMA