Legislators: the pivot of sustainable decision making
A legislator can contribute to sustainable development in the following ways:
: MLAs have a critical role to play in the protection of livelihoods of various stakeholders in their respective constituencies.
: Legislators are the torch bearers for empowering the local community with respect to climate change issues. They are in a unique position to connect policy and legislations with the needs of the community.
: Political representatives need to know the state's key sectors that are vulnerable to climate change and can hence direct investment in an effective manner towards achieving sustainable development.