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Slash-and-burn agriculture can wreak havoc with peatlands and forests. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Malaysia has been losing much of its peatlands and their ongoing loss bodes ill for the country’s environment. Peat swamps are home to a great deal of biodiversity with a fascinating kaleidoscope of species. They also absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide. In fact, peat swamps in Malaysia may store up to 20 times more carbon than adjacent lowland forests.

Read more: Slash-and-Burn Agriculture must Stop

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was marked in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday at the Expo 2017.

Read more: 50th ASEAN Anniversary Marked At Astana’s Expo 2017

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For Malaysia, one important driver for reducing carbon emissions is the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015.

URBAN development is the primary producer of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. Fuelled by rising population, the situation will worsen unless steps are taken to implement green and sustainable development.

For Malaysia, one important driver for reducing carbon emissions is the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015. In Paris, we had made the commitment to reduce our carbon intensity of GDP by 45% by the year 2030 as compared with the 2005 level.

Read more: Positioning Malaysia at the forefront of low carbon cities

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