Month: October 2016

Why Does the Fossil Fuel Industry Should Be Banned from Climate Change Negotiations, Just as It Was Done with the Tobacco Industry in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control?

As articulated by the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), “…when dealing with the pressing problems of our age, whether they are related to improving health standards or eradicating poverty, there can be no doubt that the nations of the world must work together.”[1] Emphasising on the word i.e. “work together” – by working…

The Need to Hold the Fossil Fuel and Tobacco Industries Accountable and Make Them Pay for the Damage That They Have Caused

The title of this post underlines the drastic implications that the fossil fuel and tobacco industries have imposed on our environment and health. Prior to the finalisation of the Paris Agreement and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), there has been impeding efforts in minimising carbon emission, whilst constantly attempting to maximise their profit…

Impacts of Climate Change in Malaysia and the Need to Keep Temperature Below 1.5 Degrees Celcius

There are many factors whereby we could be affected by climate change, be it locally or internationally. For instance, outdoor burning which results in haze is a trans-border issue, whereas deforestation for agricultural purposes and cultivation of cash crop; rapid industrialisation, incursion into the vulnerable ecosystem are some of the local factors which build the…

MYD 2016 Training Series

MYD 2016 Training Series – Training on UNFCCC negotiations and media work with various climate experts, government bodies and civil society leaders, from July until October 2016. Each session runs for 2 hours and may be broadcast live on Google Hangout. Hangout will be available on YouTube for future reference. See also MYD 2015’s compilation of…

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