Category: MYD2018

A Negotiator’s Understanding of the Complications for Indigenous People’s Engagement in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Indigenous peoples (IPs), defined by Indigenous Survival International are “distinct cultural communities with unique land and other rights based on historical use and occupancy… whose cultures, economies and identities are inextricably tied to their traditional lands and resources”. They are self-defined as descendants of original inhabitants which share strong spiritual and economic attachment. With the…

Rethinking Urban Transportation

On the first day of the Asia Pacific Carbon Week 2018, I attended a panel titled “Transport in Cities – Parties and Non-Party Stakeholders Working Together to Deliver Low Carbon Urban Mobility”. The panel was straightforward in its presentation, delivering technological solutions that have tackled urban mobility challenges. However, I found myself thinking about the…

The Mouse and The Elephant at KWAP Inspire

The Malaysian Youth Delegation representatives such as myself along with Syahirah and Jasmin had the chance to participate in the KWAP Inspire: Environmental Conference 2018 hosted by Kumpulan Persaraan (Diperbadankan) also known as The Retirement Fund (Incorporated). It was a two days conference, held on the 17th and 18th July 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Kuala…

Are financial sectors excluded from the climate change conversation in Malaysia?

For the first time ever, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP), also known as the Retirement Fund (Incorporated), hosted the KWAP Inspire: Environmental Conference 2018. It was a two days conference, held on 17th and 18th July 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Kuala Lumpur. The conference intends to connect the business world, government and environmental activists…

Malaysian Governance and the UNFCCC

The Malaysian Youth Delegation’s fifth training series was organised with a little twist. We all got to dress up in our colourful festive clothings, while being engaged in an intense session on Malaysian governance for climate change mitigation plans. The workshop provided a brief overview and highlighted significant challenges faced by the previous Malaysian government.…

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