Bangladesh’s Sustainable Development Goals Implementation: Achieving Equitable Sustainability by Integrating Environmental Justice Principles

  • Sanjoy Biswas and Tahmina Sanzida Shahid
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  • Sanjoy Biswas

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Chattogram, Bangladesh

  • Tahmina Sanzida Shahid

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Chattogram, Bangladesh

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This article delves into the role of incorporating environmental justice principles into Bangladesh’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By examining the circumstances of the nation, the vulnerabilities faced by marginalized communities and the intricate link between social issues, it advocates for a comprehensive strategy to foster fair and sustainable development. The paper emphasizes the significance of environmental justice principles like participation, recognition, procedural fairness and substantive fairness in ensuring access to environmental benefits, fair distribution of environmental burdens and meaningful involvement of all communities. It also illustrates how these principles are relevant to SDGs such as eradicating poverty, addressing climate change and promoting health and well-being. Additionally, it delves into both the opportunities and obstacles associated with integrating environmental justice rules into Bangladesh’s SDG agenda. While recognizing advantages stemming from government dedication, a civil society and opportunities for global collaboration along with innovative financial mechanisms are highlighted. Challenges, like limited awareness levels, conflicting priorities and data deficiencies are also acknowledged. The article wraps up by suggesting ways to promote fairness within Bangladesh’s SDG framework, such, as enacting policy changes, conducting research and training programs, exploring new funding methods and ensuring thorough monitoring and assessment. It also proposes areas of study to delve into how environmental justice intersects with SDGs in developing nations. By giving importance to environmental justice principles and following the recommended actions, Bangladesh can make strides towards achieving sustainable development for all its people.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 221 - 247


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