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Published on 3 August 2017
He added that Greenpeace is looking forward to working with these organisations in the future. The office is located in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, and serves as a base for 10 Malaysian employees. It also complements the NGO’s other centres in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Sano said Malaysia was an important location to campaign against severe environmental issues in the region such as climate change…
Published on 3 August 2017
This is according to a study released by global pump leader Grundfos and sustainability-focused social enterprise Eco-Business Research titled “Flood controls in Southeast Asia”. The study surveyed 417 sustainability industry leaders across Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. About 20% or 86 respondents, were from Malaysia. The study revealed, nearly 70% of respondents across Southeast Asia predicted that their home country will continue…
Published on 3 August 2017
Renewable energy or clean energy simply refers to energy taken from a source that will not deplete when used. As we all know, the world now runs on fossil fuel which is not renewable. Some of the leading sources of renewable energy technology available in the world today includes solar power, wind power, hydro power (power generated from water) and biomass energy (energy produced by…
Published on 31 July 2017
It’s been an exciting 11 years since the launch of Iskandar Malaysia. We have achieved many milestones. To date, more than 700,000 employment opportunities have been created in the southern Johor region. This exceptional achievement goes in line with Goal 8 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of promoting productive employment and decent work for all. I want to highlight a testimony of a…
Published on 26 July 2017
Many agreements have also been signed detailing the pledges and promises made by countries to cut emissions and embrace the non-fossil economy. Unfortunately, pledges remained just that, unfulfilled promises. Few countries eventually did ratify such agreements. The Kyoto Protocol must count to be the most publicised among the many agreements. It eventually also failed to take off. Many key players could not agree to ratify…
Published on 21 July 2017
In Malaysia, it is predicted that the urban population will increase to 75 per cent in three years. Rapid urbanisation is pulling poverty and food insecurity into cities, given the fact that urban dwellers are actually net food buyers and depend largely on cash income to access food. In fact, the urban poor are vulnerable to food price shocks and always suffer most from higher…
Published on 20 July 2017
It was important for all stakeholders, including property developers, to utilise rainwater as an alternative water source to combat future water problems, he added. “Through this method, we can encourage the reuse of non-potable water for flushing toilets, washing floors, watering plants and other general cleaning works. “The state government is a pioneer in this respect as it implemented the SPAH system for the toilets…
Published on 20 July 2017
“If sea levels continue to rise as a result of melting glaciers and the polar ice caps, Malaysia will lose the Rejang Valley in Sarawak, other coastal and low-lying areas in Sabah, Kedah and the East Coast states of the peninsula by 2100,” Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, minister of Natural Resources and Environ­ment, was quoted as saying during a visit in China, one of…
Published on 12 July 2017
“There Is A Big Gap In The Political Will To Get Things Done Against Climate Change, And The Execution” Adrian Yeo The first person we spoke to was Adrian Yeo, who is an author at #PowerShiftMsia. According to Adrian, #PowerShiftMsia is a climate change movement initiated by youths, for youths. Part of their activities includes engaging with various movements to generate momentum towards clean renewable…
Published on 8 July 2017
However, considerable changes in the characteristics of the agricultural sector have occurred, both domestically in Malaysia and internationally in other countries, which now demand different strategies and approaches to the development. Some of the core drivers for the changes can be recognised, and these will mould the current and future characteristics of the sector. These include, among others, trade liberalisation and globalisation, urbanisation, technological developments…
Published on 2 July 2017
“What I basically do is to see the effects of the environment to corals. At the moment in Malaysia, we are looking to map out where the corals are, to see what biodiversity they possess and to check on their health status... to see if they are resilient enough to withstand the inevitable climate change,” he begins. “Despite what (Donald) Trump thinks, climate change is…
Published on 26 June 2017
KUALA LUMPUR - By analysing the composition of sounds in a forest — called a soundscape — scientists can make cost-effective and reliable assessment of the forest, according to a new study conducted in Papua New Guinea (PNG). A soundscape’s saturation refers to the variety of pitches, or frequencies, found in the sounds. The study, published in Conservation Biology on 14 June, confirmed that…
Published on 20 June 2017
Ambassador and head of the EU delegation to Malaysia, Maria Castillo Fernandez Maria Castillo Fernandez, was responding to questions regarding the challenges of adopting environment-friendly and sustainable practices in Malaysia. Citing examples based on EU nations that have seen significant changes over the last few years, Maria said it was not easy arriving to where they are today. “Thirty years ago, we don’t have all…
Published on 16 June 2017
At the national level, he said Malaysia would strive to enable countries to adopt and implement employment and social policies on climate change. He said at the sectors and enterprises level, Malaysia intends to incorporate ILO’s core values and practical approaches in industry policy frameworks for environmental sustainability. Riot further elaborated that at the ILO policies and practices level, Malaysia would seek to increase the…
Published on 16 June 2017
“Individually, everyone counts. Individually, what each of us do counts,” she said in an interview. This is where cycling played a part for Castillo Fernandez. It is a way for her to be more environmentally friendly. “I am a big user of bicycles, even in Kuala Lumpur, and especially on the weekends,” she said, adding that apart from cycling, she would also bring her own…
Published on 12 June 2017
The MoU will contribute to the RM1 billion in trade and investments that Malaysia aims to secure at Expo 2017. In 2015, the volume of trade between Malaysia and Kazakhstan was about RM 429.5 million (USD100 million). The figure dropped slightly to RM360.7 million (USD84 million) last year as a result of foreign exchange fluctuations. “The cooperation will serve our common interests and contribute to…
Published on 11 June 2017
Climate change has impacted the availability of water and this in turn affects production of energy and food resources, Maximus said, adding that this is why a circular economy and a regenerative system are critical for ensuring economic and socio-political stability. Maximus said this in his speech at the Future Energy Expo 2017 Ministerial Conference titled “Energy-Climate-Food Nexus: Towards a Circular Economy” here yesterday. “As…
Published on 9 June 2017
“The first step towards saving the world begins with you,” said Jasmin, who is credited with co-founding the Bicycle Project at UNMC where she obtained her degree in environmental science. She is actively involved in green initiatives, and has profound interest in climate change and urban studies. Her recent involvement was with the Malaysian Youth Delegation to COP22 Climate Change Conference at Marrakesh, Morocco, last…
Published on 6 June 2017
Two days ago, US President Donald Trump drew outrage and criticism of the world when he announced that the US was pulling out of the agreement. Commenting further, Wan Junaidi said the world was now worried that should the agreement fail, it would have negative implications on the environment, including in Malaysia, when more low-lying areas would be filled with water due to global warming…
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…
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