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PETALING JAYA: Although the commercial shipping sector accounts for only 3.3% of global carbon emissions from the industrial sector, the industry should not complacent in its effort to be “greener”, said Maritime Institute of Malaysia senior fellow Nazery Khalid.

“Concerns over carbon emissions have emerged as a key driver which is reshaping the way industry players think, plan, invest and operate.

“There is growing pressure for the sector to clean up its act amid growing demand for maritime-related services such as shipping, port operations, shipbuilding, ship repairing and a host of other ancillary services.

“Players in the maritime sector simply cannot maintain the status quo and hope for the problem of global warming to go away.

“As demand for services in the maritime sector grows in line with growing global seaborne trade, offshore oil and gas activities and other economic activities that require ships, ports and other maritime components, emissions from the sector is expected to rise,” he toldStarBiz.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- Japan and Malaysia are looking at collaborating in the area of green technology through joint business ventures as well as research and development projects.

Japan's Ambassador to Malaysia, Masahiko Horie said he believed that through such an effort, called "Greentech Partnership between Malaysia and Japan" the two countries would be able to achieve many things together.

Read more: Malaysia And Japan Set To Partner On Greentech Projects

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Following the introduction of the National Policy on Climate Change in August, Malaysia has begun implementing its road map to reduce emissions by up to 40% by 2020.

This follows a pledge by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen last year.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Douglas Ugah Embas said under this plan, the government would also draw up a comprehensive and detailed road map to address the climate change issue in the long term.

Read more: Malaysia begins cutting emissions by 40%: Douglas Ugah

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