999…Counting down 9 more days to COP21

What’s the number after 10? Absolutely right, 9 more days to COP21. Save your date from 31 Nov to 11 Dec because COP21 is happening.

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In 1993, Malaysia signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and ratified it on 17 July 1994. Today, the international treaty is signed by 193 countries. The main objective is to “stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.”

Every year, Malaysia will sent a team of negotiator to attend Conference of Parties (COP). This year is non exceptional as people around the world is giving high hope that the world leaders would come out with solutions to safeguard our mother earth.

Being a negotiator is an uneasy job as your country rely on you to come out with the best deal. Every single words, comma, sentence and content must take into serious consideration. Sometimes, negotiation process can extend till late night or the next day until a decision can be finalised.

Among the Malaysian negotiators are as below:

a) Prof. Gurdial Singh

A senior practicing lawyer and Legal Advisor to the Third World Network. He qualified at King’s College, London and the University of Malaya.Gurdial has represented Malaysia and the legal profession at numerous international forums and meetings, and has published several books covering civil trial advocacy, indigenous peoples’ knowledge systems, and drafting for lawyers.

b) Dr.Gary William Theseira

Deputy Undersecretary of Environment Management and Climate Change Division Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. He is responsible for policy analysis, development and support for environment management and climate change and sustainable development.

  • Environmental Management and Climate Change (PASPI)
  • Senior Research Officer with FRIM (2001 to 2010)
  • Post Doctoral Associate, University of Minnesota
  • Ministry of NRE Undersecretary
  • Ph.D. Mississippi State University, USA

Prof Gurdial – Malaysia at ADP – COP20

Prof Gurdial – Malaysia at COP Closing Plenary COP20

Keep counting down and we will reach our target soon. Be with us to the opening of COP 21.

 

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