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The continuous rainfall may lead one into believing that the supply of water is abundant. But behind the scenes, the Government faces adversities and is trying to ensure the sustainability of water services for Malaysians.

CURRENT international debate on climate change and the environment is focused on the food, energy and water nexus.

With 70% of the projected nine billion people expected to live in cities by 2050, rapid urbanisation will put an additional strain on Earth’s limited water resources.

Read more: Time to stop taking water for granted

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SEOUL: Sarawak is likely to collaborate with Korea Forest Services in the area of green business services and agro-forest carbon trading in order to play a bigger role in addressing global climate change.

Assistant Minister of Environment Datu Len Latif Salleh said Korea Forest Services was very advanced in forest services, in tandem with its nation’s development which had undergone a major transformation over the past 20 years.

Read more: S’wak, South Korea tie-up to help address global climate change

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Showing the way: The solar power plant ‘Finow Tower I and II’ under construction on a former military airfield in Finowfurt, Germany, It will be Europe’s largest solar power plant measuring the size of 260 football fields, according to project developer Solarhybrid. – EPAGERMANY is the poster child for Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) success in promoting renewable energy (RE). The country's Renewable Energy Law which was passed in 2004 led to a massive growth in solar and wind energy, making the country a global leader in green technology. It currently has the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the world.

Malaysia's FiT is based on the German model but comes with a quota system for each RE technology. The quota is also to ensure there is enough money to pay for RE purchases by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB)to avoid the pitfalls other European countries have experienced. TNB customers in Peninsular Malaysia will have to pay a levy of 1% out of their total electricity bills starting this month to facilitate the FiT.

Read more: Malaysia adopts German solar technology model

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