by AZREEN HANI / pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN
PRIME Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has outlined six main approaches to be implemented by the government on climate issues, according to the Ministry of Water and Environment.
“The PM has outlined six main approaches that will be implemented by the government on climate change issues, such as strengthening national climate change governance through the involvement of all stakeholders,” Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (picture) said in a statement.
Additionally, the government will also implement various programmes to drive the climate change agenda by mobilising manpower resources and financial allocations.
The government also called for a thorough implementation of carbon trading, so that it will not affect Malaysia’s household gas emission reduction commitments.
Tuan Ibrahim further said in the first My Climate Change Action Council meeting yesterday, the council has agreed to implement the Low Carbon Mobility Development Plan 2021-2030, which is expected to reduce GHG emissions by 165 million tonnes of CO2, saving fuel expenditure of RM150 billion in a period of 10 years, driving a shift toward increased consumption electric vehicles and low-carbon transportation.
The council will hold meetings twice a year to discuss climate change issues and the green development agenda where the ministry will play an important role in driving the climate change agenda, including strengthening the policy framework in legal, institutional and finances.