Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Indonesian Perspective


Economic growth has become an objective of developing countries, including Indonesia. The sustainability of economic growth in developing countries depends on the sustainability of natural resources. Hence, it is very important to apply sustainable development principles to boost economic growth in developing Countries. The concept of sustainable economy should be integrated in the economic growth, because all economic activities may affect the environment in general and natural resources particularly. However, the conflicting factors in economic growth and protection of the natural resources can be materialized by harmonizing the interest of economic growth and protection of the environment. In order to achieve both of the objectives need appropriate planning, strategies and programmes Each state has its own planning, strategies and progammes. Indonesia as one of the developing countries should design its own planning, strategies and programmes how to deal with negative impacts of economic growth. The paper questions the Indonesian government how to cope with the environmental challenges in enhancing economic growth. The paper focuses on the short , middle and long term planning of the Indonesian government including the strategies. The emphasis, therefore, is on the programmes how to cope up with the environmental challenges and economic growth in Indonesia in order to improve the welfare of the citizens mandated in the Indonesian Constitution. The methodology employed in addressing these issues is library-based research and the normative approach.

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Sri Wartini, Universitas Islam, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSEE2015
Stream: Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth

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