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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S23.110

PUBLIC HEALTH – A MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF ROMANIA

C. Erimia, R. Sirbu, S. Paris, R. G. Cazacincu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 829-836 pp

ABSTRACT
This article examines the importance of the relation between a clean environment and human health in the context of the National Sustainable Development Strategy of Romania. By undertaking the national Strategy by means of the Government Decision adopted in this respect on 12 November 2008, Romania thereby responded the European objectives in the context of the processes of globalization, thus fulfilling an obligation undertaken as EU member state. The article aims to analyze Romania’s long and medium term strategic vision in the field of public health, in order to reach the average performance indicators of the other EU countries and to organically integrate these concerns in the national strategies and sectoral or thematic operational programmes. For Romania, as EU member state, sustainable development is not one of the available options, but the only rational perspective of the national evolution, with the result of establishing a new paradigm of development by the conjunction of economic, social and environmental factors. In full accord with the imperatives of the exploitation of the natural capital and the improvement of the quality of people’s lives, Romania must apply, simultaneously and completely, the new paradigm of sustainable development in public health as well.

Keywords: European strategies and legislation, sustainable development, public health