COP21: Malaysia’s Action Plan – Hilary Chiew

COP21: Malaysia’s Action Plan – Hilary Chiew

Hilary Chiew, Climate Change Researcher,Third World Network

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Hilary Chiew [4th from left] with MYD during COP21

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21 ended last month, with 188 countries and other stake-holders negotiating the Paris Agreement to mitigate the worsening effects of climate change. Malaysia has approximately 14 years to meet its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent from its 2005 levels. Whether or not this is possible, given the level of government and private sector initiatives, remains to be seen. Today, we explore the policies implemented by Malaysia in achieving the pledge made in COP21, assessing the positive actions taken and the barriers the country will face along the process.

This is a report by Jason Lim and May Barani Lwin.

Original Posting http://www.bfm.my/current-affairs-cop21-malaysia-action-plan.html

What’s next at the December Climate Change Talks? COP21

What’s next at the December Climate Change Talks? COP21

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

Philippe Zeller, France’s Ambassador at large for climate change, Asia and Oceania.

The December UN Climate Change conference in Paris offers a last chance to reach a deal that would keep global warming from reaching risky levels, says UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. But with greenhouse gasses projected to rise to more than 4 Celsius, can countries even make the necessary cuts? And how will the Paris talks succeed when previous conferences have failed to come up with any concrete pledges? Here to answer these questions is France’s Ambassador at large for climate change for Asia and Oceania, Philippe Zeller.

Original Podcast : http://www.bfm.my/philippe-zeller-what-next-at-the-december-climate-change-talks.html