The collaboration is to inculcate the culture of preserving and protecting the environment among students of higher learning institutions
PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in collaboration with the Department of Environment (DoE) organised the 26th Environmental Debate recently in conjunction with the National Environment Day 2019.
The debate took place from Nov 1-3, 2019, at the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Terengganu.
A total of 28 higher learning institutions nationwide competed to win a grand prize of RM8,000.
The prize-giving ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis. Also present were DoE DG Norlin Jaafar, UniSZA VC Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Basri and Petronas environment and social performance, health, safety, security and environment division head Ungku Haslina Ungku M Tahir.
Ungku Haslina said the collaboration is a continuous commitment by Petronas in supporting the government’s efforts to inculcate the culture of preserving and
protecting the environment among students of higher learning institutions and the youth.
“This collaboration also highlights Petronas’ efforts and commitment to environmental sustainability and social wellbeing wherever we operate,” she added.
The Environmental Debate is an annual event organised by DoE to raise awareness and knowledge on environmental issues while discovering oratory skills among students nationwide.
The debate topic for this year revolves around issues such as climate change, global warming and renewable energy (RE), which are currently being discussed or debated internationally.
On Nov 2, Petronas participated in the Environmental Day celebration organised by the DoE of Terengganu, held at Wisma Darul Iman, Kuala Terengganu. The ceremony was launched by Dr Alias Razak, chairman of the Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee of Terengganu.
Petronas also participated in the event through an exhibition booth featuring its efforts in environmental conservation, in addition to promoting the company’s efforts in RE.