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Malaysia is fighting the climate crisis with better buildings

Kuala Lumpur (CNN Business)The world is heating up, making us rethink not just how we live but where we live and work too. Buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and more renewable energy will be needed to meet targets mandated by the Paris climate accord, according to Architecture 2030, a nonprofit group that […]

GrowingChampions: Malaysia is poised to renew economic growth with a greener energy commitment

We are all going to have to count the cost of climate change one way or another. If it is not the huge economic cost of implementing the correct mitigation strategy, it is the dire cost of coping with the impact. One part of that statement is incorrect, and it is not the part you […]

Duterte signals need for Philippines to cut coal dependence and fast-track renewables

At his fourth State of the Nation address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced policies to advance renewable energy deployment to tap the archipelago’s enormous solar, wind, hydropower, ocean and biomass potential. ne President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to fast-track a transition to renewable energy from coal use is a welcome move for most civil society groups and the […]

Political leadership brings GCoM to flood-hit P’pang

On July 20, Darell, who is also International Trade and Industry Minister, witnessed Penampang District Council join the 10,000-member coalition Global Covenant of Mayors (GcoM) for Climate and Energy at the Kinabalu Hyatt Regency. Also present was Local Government and Housing Minister, Datuk Jaujan Sambakong. Immediately, this puts Penampang on GCoM’s massive worldwide team who […]

Big step to curb climate change

WHETHER it is due to water or electricity cuts, Malaysians are now being compelled to examine the way we generate and use the energy, water and other resources available to us. With regard to energy, how can Malaysians take further proactive action to encourage more efficient use of it? Total energy consumption in this country […]

Denmark ready to share climate change adaptation experience: diplomat

HCM City (VNA) – Denmark has considerable experience in green and sustainable development and is willing to share with Vietnam, said Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam Louise Holmsgaard on July 26. During an exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City to introduce the European country’s pump products and solutions, which was jointly held […]

Will Singapore warm up to nuclear energy to combat climate change?

Eight years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered a global rethink on energy policy, signs have emerged that Singapore may be warming back up to the power source. Pro-nuclear chatter in the city state was spurred last month when Ho Ching – the chief executive of Singapore state investment fund Temasek Holdings, who is married to […]

Prayut orders army to be on alert

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the armed forces to provide help in areas affected by drought, a situation which may be made worse by the test run of Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in Laos. Gen Prayut, also the defence minister, expressed “grave concern” over the situation in the North and the Northeast, […]