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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 Malaysia
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…
Published on 19 September 2014
This was agreed at the meeting of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar with visiting Malaysian Minister Datuk Seri G. Palanivel. They reiterated the need to work closely in the domain of international negotiations so as to protect the interests of developing countries, the statement from the environment and forests ministry said. The two ministers discussed the possibility of cooperation in the areas…
Published on 19 September 2014
Bodies of water, stressed by human consumption and forest clearing, are disappearing quicker than imagined. Many of the world’s largest rivers, including the Yangtze, the Ganges and the Salween in Asia, the Danube in Europe and the Rio Grande in North America have become victimised by water demand and development – that they are in the process of drying up. Rivers in Sarawak are not…
Published on 19 September 2014
His household was just one among millions affected by an unusual, three-month-long hot and dry spell which struck parts of peninsular Malaysia in mid-January. The extended drought followed a brief period of unusually cool weather in January. Some experts believe these are signs of how climate change is affecting Malaysia. Global Environment Centre director Faizal Parish said the three-month drought has been "quite unusual", as…
Published on 2 July 2014
As the world's post-2015 development agenda takes shape, including new sustainable development goals (SDGs), the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) has been assigned a new mandate focused on several key issues of universal concern, including: Health impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. The work will include identifying potential adaptation strategies and options to mitigate harm Physical and mental health hazards posed…
Published on 16 May 2014
Comos executive chairman Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said membership is required before one can rent the cars – either the Renault Zoe or the Nissan Leaf. “We will start accepting membership in July,” he said at the soft launch of the programme here yesterday by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. “We are still finalising the rental rate…
Published on 8 May 2014
This initiative is also envisaged to effectively reduce domestic palm oil inventory to below one million tonnes, and provide a floor price to support CPO prices at RM2,000 per tonne, says Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) senior research officer Yung Chee Liang at a recent palm oil conference. The B5 implementation was launched in phases, starting with the central region (Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur Selangor, Selangor…
Published on 8 May 2014
Read article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/04/21/One-dads-duty-is-to-turn-his-sons-school-green/ Source: The Star Online |21 April 2014 
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