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Urban agriculture is able to cater to food demand for the urban population, if it is practised in a proper way. FILE PIC

As world population increases, with urbanisation moving in tandem, more people are expected to live in the cities. By 2025, it is estimated that 60 to 85 per cent of the world’s population will be considered as city dwellers.

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Using a rainwater harvesting system is one of the ways to save on the use of treated water. — filepicThe rainwater harvesting and utilisation system (SPAH) should be extended and implemented in the planning and designing of landscaped areas as well as residential and industrial buildings, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

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Rising sea levels, triggered by climate change, will inundate beaches and low-lying areas. Photo Credit: NASA

Global warming will wreak havoc with Malaysia’s ecosystems. It will decimate wildlife, destroy coral reefs and cause crops to fail. And it will also cause the country to lose as much as a tenth of its current land area. That’s because rising sea levels will inundate plenty of islands and low-lying areas around the country. Beaches will disappear under water, coastlines will be erased or redrawn, small islands will sink into the sea for good.

Read more: Malaysia ‘will Lose a Tenth’ of its Land Area to Climate Change

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