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PETALING JAYA - As the threat of severe flooding continues to rise in Southeast Asia, Malaysia’s business sustainability practitioners are the most concerned about the country’s resources to guard against extreme weather events and floods, compared to their regional counterparts.

Read more: Malaysia not fully ready to tackle climate change: Study

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When talking about the world's environment, sometimes it seems that there is no room for optimism.

Climate change has reached an irreversible point, which in turn is increasing the temperature of the world, melting ice caps, and contributing to the world's rising sea levels.

Meanwhile, things aren't looking good among our immediate neighbours in the region, as deforestation, open burning, and slash and burn practices still reign in some parts of the world.

All this, combined with pollution, makes for a not so pretty picture of the earth that we're leaving for our children.

But, the people around the world have taken notice of the world's ills, and major governments are working on solutions on how we can at least slow down the effects and start shaping a better world for the future.

One of those initiatives that have taken hold globally, is renewable energy.

Read more: Clean, Green And Profitable, A Look At M'sia's Switch To Renewable Energy

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Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin viewing an exhibition at the Iskandar Malaysia open house in Johor Baru last year. Iskandar Malaysia is leading the way in the low-carbon drive in Malaysia and the region.

In 2006, Iskandar Malaysia was launched with the purpose of democratising development by creating new growth corridors outside the highly-developed Klang Valley.

Read more: A sustainable Johor for all

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