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Inception meeting of the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) fellowship program, July 2014

ProSus #1: Building Leadership for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

The first issue of ProSus Magazine explores ideas and solutions for disaster risk reduction in Asia, highlighting research from the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship program.

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Climate change adaptation readiness in the ASEAN countries

This review looks at the steps taken so far to reduce rural populations’ vulnerability in ASEAN countries, and identifies gaps and key concerns for furture research, action and policy development

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The Arc of Deforestation stretches from the port city of Belém at the mouth of the Amazon to Brazil's border with Bolivia.

An Overview of REDD and its history

Do you find REDD confusing, opaque, and obtuse? Do you wonder where it came from, and how it impacts indigenous people? Find out here.

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Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is an institution of higher education that produces human resources, experts and professionals in a variety of fields. With the ultimate vision of impar

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Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network

The Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN) is a network consists of 38 national NGOs from 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Cambodian National Climate Change Forum


This is a report of the forum by Chanthy Sam, SEI - Asia Email

The National Climate Change...

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Mitigation: Malaysia has proposed reducing the greenhouse gas emission intensity of GDP by 45% by 2030, relative to 2005 intensity. Malaysia maintains that 35% of this is reduction is unconditional, but the remaining 10% is dependent upon receipt of climate finance and technology transfer from external sources. Such mitigation will require action with the energy sector, industrial processes, waste management, agriculture, and forestry. Malaysia's approach emphasizes green growth by creating an enabling environment, encouraging sustainable consumption and production, and strengthening resilience against climate disasters. Adaptation: Malaysia is already investing in national climate change adaptation, focusing on a five key risks. The first is flood risk, Malaysia is investing in resilient infrastructure, rapid flood response, and flood mitigation to address this challenge. Malaysia is also investing in water supply networks to ensure water can be made quickly available to water stressed areas. The impacts of climate change on food security is also a concern, Malaysia is preparing to adapt to that risk by researching and implementing best agricultural practice and climate smart agriculture. Malaysia has extensive coastline facing coastal erosion, to best address this issue Malaysia is working to identify areas at particular risk from sea level rise and possible engineering solutions to their problems. Finally, increased temperatures and rainfall, as result of climate change, is expected to lead to a rise in diseases like dengue fever and malaria. Malaysia is working to adapt to this public health risk through early test kits, behavioral interventions, and further research. International Climate and Environmental Commitments: The Paris Agreement (Party), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Party), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Party), Convention on Biological Diversity (Party), Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Party), Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Party)


Malaysia's NDC-SDG Connections

Malaysia is tropical Southeast Asian nation, characterized by coastline, forests, and mountains. Climate change is likely to increase Malaysia's issues with coastal erosion, forest and wetland degradation, biodiversity loss, flooding, water scarcity, and food insecurity. Malaysia is also struggling to meet the socioeconomic needs of its growing population, and will need to address climate change within the context of green growth and building economic resilience.






International Commitments and Reporting

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement -

NDC Monitoring and Reporting

World Bank Country Factsheet on Intended NDCs -
World Bank’s Climate Knowledge Portal -
ClimateWatch Profile -
NDC Partnership Page -

SDG Voluntary National Review

2017 Voluntary National Review -

National SDG Monitoring and Reporting

The Initial Assessment of The Sustainable Development Goals Indicators for Malaysia 2018 -
World Bank Overview -
UNDP's Open SDG Data Hub -

NDCs and SDGs

Mapping of NDC-SDG Connections -

NDCs, SDGs, and Climate Change

NDC Partnership Dashboard on NDCs and relation to the SDGs and Climate Change Vulnerability -
Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC -

Emissions Data

Malaysia does not currently have a dynamic online emissions tracking platform, but recent emissions reporting can be found within this report -

Sendai and Hyogo Frameworks

Sendai Framework Data Readiness Review Report -
National Progress Report on the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -

National Coordination and Reporting

National Appropriate Mitigation Actions

Detailed Study of Sustainable NAMA Financing Mechanism for Reactivating Renewable Energy-based CDM Project Activities in Malaysia -
Support to Integrated E-Waste Management System for State of Sabah, Malaysia -
Implementation of Feed-in Tariff Mechanism in Malaysia -
For recently added action check here -

National Strategies Related to International Mechanisms

REDD+ National Strategy -
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (title National Policy on Biological Diversity) -

Reviews of National Legislation and Policy

London School of Economics: National Climate Legislation -


Selected Relevant Sources of Climate Related Funding

Climate Funds Update -
OECD Climate Change -
OECD Investment for Green Growth -

Multilateral Funders

Malaysia receives climate funding from the Green Climate Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Global Environment Facility, among others.

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Vulnerability/Adaptation Capacity Data

Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative Vulnerability/Readiness Climate Change Index -
Environmental Performance Index -

Natural Disaster/Hazards

PreventionWeb -
Management of Climate Change and Disaster Risk: The Malaysian Perspective -

Energy Supply and Demand

Key Energy Statistics -

Land Use

Overview of REDD Plus Operations in Malaysia -
Exploring Land Use Changes in the Role of Palm Oil Production in Indonesia and Malaysia -

Economic Development/Quality of Life and Livelihoods

Malaysia and the FAO -
Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Programme -
Sustainable livelihood for a better Adaptation towards Climate Change among Small Scale Fishermen in Malaysia -

Summaries of Programming and Priorities

Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Malaysia's Third National Communication and Second Biennial Update Report -
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action -

Case Studies

Climate and Development Network Country Page

Climate and Development Network Resources -

Islamic Development Bank Reports

IsDB Country Page -

Climate, Climate Change, and Environmental Data

Natural Disaster/Hazards Data

ThinkHazard -

Energy Supply and Demand Data

Renewable Energy Mapping -

Land Use Data

FAOStat -

Weather/Meteorological Data

World Meteorological Organization Profile -
Global Atmosphere Watch Station - Danum Valley

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