Environment and Energy
In Malaysia, environmental issues and natural resource management are coordinated through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Since the December 2004 Asian Tsunami, there has been increased focus on the conservation and rehabilitation of coastal natural resources, especially mangrove forests, and more attention is being put on linking land management and planning with climate change.
UNDP supports initiatives that contribute towards ensuring sustainability. Toward this end, our work focuses on three core strategies which includes, the enhancement of environmental management of biodiversity and natural resources; mitigating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions (including the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects) and reducing Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) consumption; and the incorporation of environmental considerations into the planning and development of non-environmental agencies. more
UNDP provides strategic and innovative policy advice on climate change and works with relevant government ministries and their agencies to strengthen their capacities to address the challenges faced by the country, especially as they relate to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged.more
Projects and Initiatives
The Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (MIEEIP) was developed to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia’s industrial sector. It hopes to achieve this by removing barriers to efficient industry energy use and creating institutional capacity in policy development, planning, research and implementation of sustainable energy projects.more
This project focuses on the rich diversity of the peat swamp forest (PSF) ecosystem. It aims to develop and implement plans and to encourage processes that will ensure its conservation and sustainable use of globally significant genetic species in this ecosystem. more