Environment & Energy

  • Malaysia is one of 17 mega-diverse countries in the world, with a wealth of biological diversity in its terrestrial and marine zones. The flora of Malaysia is exceedingly rich and is conservatively estimated to contain about 12,500 species of flowering plants, approximately 306 species of mammals, more than 742 species of birds, and 547species of reptiles, including a large number of endemics. In order to safeguard the globally significant biodiversity, Malaysia has established networks of protected areas (PAs).

  • During the United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP 15 which was held in December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced the country voluntary initiative to achieve up to 40 % reduction in emissions intensity of GDP by 2020 based on 2005 level with conditions that technology transfer and financial support provided from developed countries.

  • This project will conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services in three critical landscapes of the Central Forest Spine, by supporting the country’s CFS Master Plan to restore connectivity between forest complexes.

  • The project objective is the improvement of the ene rgy utilization efficiency in Malaysian buildings, particularly those in the commercial and government sectors, by promoting the energy conserving design of new buildings and by improving the energy utilization efficiency in the operation of existing buildings.

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