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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.

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There's a fat chance you’ve been complaining about how hot it is outside. If you have, it isn’t because you are extra sensitive to the heat. Last year, Nasa climate scientist Gavin Schmidt warned that the scorching sizzle of the earth has reached an all-time high. The last time the planet was any hotter than this was 125,000 years ago.

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KUALA LUMPUR - A week after establishing a physical presence in Malaysia, global environmental group Greenpeace reiterated its belief in Malaysia as a key player in the fight against climate change.“Malaysia is a battleground we can’t afford to lose,” said Greenpeace Southeast Asia executive director Nadarev Sano.Sano said now – 46 years after its inception – was the perfect time for Greenpeace to set foot in Malaysia, adding that the country had always been a strong advocate of green energy in the fight against climate change.“Malaysia has been a strong advocate since the 70s and a signatory to several international environmental treaties.“One of the reasons is because Malaysia houses more than 20 local environmental organisations,” Sano told FMT.

Read more: Greenpeace: Malaysia is a battleground we can’t afford to lose

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