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Published on 20 October 2016
In anticipation of COP22, a series of training has been organised by MYD 2016, similar to the ones designed for MYD 2015 last year prior to COP21. The training series provides these new delegates with the opportunity to grasp an understanding of the UNFCCC process and the dynamics between key stakeholders. The list of trainers include one of the Guardian’s top young campaigners to watch…
Published on 26 September 2016
The Natural Resources and Environment Minister said he would be attending a United Nations event in New York on Wednesday to renew Malaysia’s commitment to combating climate change. Malaysia is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Asean, behind Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, contributing to 0.52% of the world’s carbon emissions. So far only Laos, Asean’s lowest polluter, has ratified…
Published on 22 February 2016
He said under the scheme, corporate entities were eligible to deduct the actual expenses incurred ranging from RM30,000 to RM200,000 in preparing and verifying their greenhouse gas inventories. The tax incentive is based on three reporting classes, namely platinum, gold and silver for consultancy, in-house reporting and third party verification, he said in his keynote address at the MYCarbon Awards here today. Wan Junaidi…
Published on 11 January 2016
Meteorological Department director-general Che Gayah Ismail said the current El Niño level was categorized as ‘strong’ and the country’s temperature is expected to rise between 0.5 to two degrees Celsius. She said the strong impact of El Niño would continue until April with the northern states in the peninsula starting to feel its effects. “El Niño’s strong impact will be felt by all the…
Published on 14 December 2015
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius ended nearly a fortnight of grueling UN negotiations on the outskirts of Paris with the bang of a gavel, marking consensus among the ministers, who stood for several minutes to clap and shout their joy, with some shedding tears of relief. “I see the room, I see the reaction is positive, I hear no objection. The Paris climate accord…
Published on 24 November 2015
“2015 is a momentous year for the United Nations, ASEAN and our partnership. The world has now adopted visionary Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty by 2030. In just eight days, the Climate Change Conference will open in Paris to adopt a meaningful new agreement. ASEAN is becoming one community,” Ban said in his remarks at the seventh ASEAN-UN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…
Published on 3 July 2015
One news which deserves far greater recognition was the decision of the Dutch court in holding the state responsible for the dangers caused by climate change. This decision was the first of its kind and more of it is very much needed. I can’t stress the urgency to address the issue of climate change. Most governments (perhaps ignorant), and even the public in general…
Published on 3 June 2015
Within the security arena, climate change is viewed as “a threat to global peace and stability” or “a catalyst for conflict in vulnerable parts of the world”. But although climate change is well recognized as a global problem that requires a global solution, it does not receive the same level of prioritization or resources as other policy issues, such as nuclear non-proliferation. Questions abound…
Published on 29 April 2015
Coordinator of Alternative Asean Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) Debbie Stothard said the fourth pillar would serve as a critically needed dynamic platform to enable leaders to address the greater climate change issues adequately. "Climate change and its impacts to Asean countries have changed tremendously and can no longer be viewed as environmental damage only. It is now affecting the daily lives of people in…
Published on 22 April 2015
The pledges, #Use Your Power To Change Climate Change, are personal commitments made by over 100 individuals to change climate change through everyday actions. They wrote their pledges when they visited WWF-Malaysia’s booth during a one-day event held by Kuching City North Hall (DBKU) to mark Earth Hour. The climax of the event, the switching off of essential lights in the city, was performed…
Published on 13 April 2015
The announcement was made during the EHCC Award ceremony in South Korea last night. PJ won the award based on the scale of actions and leadership capacity shown by its City Council to tackle a diverse range of areas; the city’s innovative approaches to ensure public participation were also commended by the panel of international jury. Shah Alam was recognized for displaying strong efforts…
Published on 10 April 2015
West Malaysian speakers at the occasion praised the organizers and sponsors for making the annual event a success. The other states and federal territories recovering from last year's flood and current draught did not commemorate the occasion with any events. World Water Day is a day to celebrate water. It's a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who…
Published on 25 March 2015
She said the situation was proven via eight cyclone occurrences in Malaysia last year, four times over land and four times at sea (known as waterspouts). "Previously, cyclone occurrences were rare in Malaysia, but last year, it happened. The probability of cyclone recurrence cannot be predicted as Malaysia does not have the expertise on this," she told Bernama in conjunction with the World Meteorological…
Published on 26 November 2014
The Meteorological Department said globally, rainfall patterns would generally change, with highly variable trends occurring over the tropical region. It said some areas would receive an excess of rainfall while others would see a deficit, thus, affecting the availability of water. “Weather-related natural hazards, including severe thunderstorms, rough seas, severe haze, floods, the rise in sea-levels, landslides, droughts and forest fires, are anticipated to increase…
Published on 5 November 2014
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report released last month shows that the decline of biodiversity in the wider Asia-Pacific region ranks only behind Latin America in the same period. For nearly two decades, WWF’s Living Planet Report, produced in collaboration with the Global Footprint Network, Water Footprint Network and the Zoological Society of London, has monitored the health of our planet. The…
Published on 5 November 2014
The fund allocates RM41.6 million (£8 million) for the first of its five-year duration to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between both countries. The focus areas of research are global challenges such as urbanisation, food and energy security and the social and economic needs of a growing and ageing population. The fund's goal among others is to make a substantial impact to the problems presented…
Published on 15 October 2014
Read the article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/09/dawos-malaysian-rainforests-carbon-emissions/ Source: The Star | 9 October 2014
Published on 15 October 2014
Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid said the effort to cut carbon emissions, through new policies involving climate change and green technology, was in line with the Science 2 Action (S2A) initiative currently championed by Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. "The S2A is the initiative to intensify the application of science and technology for industry development, people's well-being…
Published on 9 October 2014
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia had taken a clear step towards a cleaner future, resulting in a more sustainable economy and balanced energy mix. "Six years ago, in Copenhagen, I announced that Malaysia would cut the emissions intensity of our GDP by 40% by 2020. "But this progress came at a cost. In allocating finite national resources, we have had to…
Published on 19 September 2014
"As climate change causes an increase in temperatures, plants orangutans eat will change and decline, leaving them no option but to move further up in higher areas. "However this will be very difficult and mostly impossible in the future due to the current state of their forest which is mostly isolated and fragmented,"warned SWD Director Datuk Dr Laurentius Ambu in a statement here today. He…
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